African Café [3/19 – 3/25]

19 Mar

Africa is well-known for its energetic dance styles including as mbalax, bikutsi and Afrobeat. But there is also a softer, gentler tradition of ballads and storytelling using instruments such as the harp-like kora, the mbira, or thumb-piano, the acoustic guitar itself, and of course, the voice: the most acoustic instrument of them all! Experience these in a mellow and melodious visit to an “African Cafe.”

 

ARTIST

SONG

ALBUM

LABEL

COUNTRY

TIME

1

Winyo

Odongo

African Café

 

Putumayo

Kenya

3:22

2

Yoro Ndiaye

Namm naa leen

African Café

 

Putumayo

Senegal

3:31

3

Eneida Marta

Mindjer

Acoustic Africa

 

Putumayo

Guinea-Bissau

3:42

4

Oliver Mtukudzi

Mukana

African Café/ World Café

 

Putumayo

Zimbabwe

4:50

5

Ray Lema with Ballou Canta, Fredy Massamba and Rodrigo Viana

Leila

African Café

 

Putumayo

Congo

4:30

6

Jaja Bashengezi

Ndule

African Café

 

Putumayo

Congo

3:42

7

Franco & Le TPOK Jazz

Likambo Ya Ngana

African Café

 

Putumayo

Congo

4:16

8

Takeifa

Yeke Yeke

African Café/ African Playground/ African Dreamland

Putumayo

Senegal

3:05

9

Souad Massi

Raoui

Women of Africa

 

Putumayo

Algeria

3:47

10

Rokia Traoré

Laidu

African Café

 

Putumayo

Mali

6:27

11

Diogal

Sore

Acoustic Africa

 

Putumayo

Senegal

3:56

12

Kaissa

To Ndje

Women of Africa

 

Putumayo

Cameroon

4:13

13

Toto Bona Lokua

M’aa Kiana

African Café/ African Dreamland

 

Putumayo

Cameroon

3:42