Global A Go-Go presents:

That Ethiopian guy who took you to Dulles Airport last time?  He might be the greatest musicians you’ve never heard.

Hailu Mergia (pictured above) has been working as a taxi driver in Washington DC since 1997.  Back in the 70s, he was one of the pioneers of Ethio-jazz.  He fled the Derg military dictatorship in 1981 and settled in DC, home to more Ethiopians than any city other than Addis Ababa.

In the last several years, his music has made a comeback; now 71 years old, he’s just put out his first new recording since 1985, and it’s fantastic.  On this week’s program you’ll hear a track, plus one from the supergroup he led in the 70s that also featured Mulatu Astatke and Girma Beyene, two more Ethio-jazz veterans who are having late-career renaissances.

Also this week: new Malian releases by Djeneba & Fousco, Fatoumata Diawara and Sidi Toure; the sounds of Brazil’s Northeast; and the music of West Africa’s Islamic funk belt.

Podcast: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/96567

All the podcasts: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/series/Global+A+Go-Go

Playlist:

    Time: March 14 - 11:00:00 am
  • Oliver Lake, “Separation”

    from Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Passin' Thru - 1997

    USA

  • Time: March 14 - 11:00:00 am
  • Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, “Global A Go-Go”

    from Global a Go-Go

    Hellcat - 2001

    England UK

  • Time: March 14 - 11:06:00 am
  • Djeneba & Fousco, “Regrets”

    from Kayeba Khasso

    Lusafrica - 2018

    Mali

  • Time: March 14 - 11:10:03 am
  • Fatoumata Diawara, “Nterini”

    from Nterini - single

    Shanachie - 2018

    Mali

  • Time: March 14 - 11:13:46 am
  • Mamani Keita, “Gagner L'Argent Francais”

    from Gagner L'Argent Francais

    No Fomat - 2011

    Mali-France

  • Time: March 14 - 11:19:12 am
  • Sidi Toure, “Heyyeya”

    from Toubalbero

    Thrill Jockey - 2018

    Mali

  • Time: March 14 - 11:23:38 am
  • Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, “Segu Jajiri”

    from Jama Ko

    Out|Here - 2013

    Mali

  • Time: March 14 - 11:35:00 am
  • Heleno Dos Oito Baixos, “Comeco De Verao”

    from Brazil: Forro - Music For Maids And Taxi Drivers

    Rounder - 1989

    Brazil

  • Time: March 14 - 11:37:54 am
  • Camarão, “Voce Passa, Eu Achu Graca”

    from The Imaginary Soundtrack to a Brazilian Western Movie: 1964-1974

    Analog Africa - 2018

    Brazil

  • Time: March 14 - 11:40:58 am
  • Mestre Cupijo E Seu Ritmo, “Mingau De Acai”

    from Siria

    Analog Africa

    Brazil

  • Time: March 14 - 11:43:53 am
  • Dona Onete, “Faceira”

    from Banzeiro

    Mais Um Discos - 2017

    Brazil

  • Time: March 14 - 11:47:14 am
  • Renata Rosa, “Brilhantina”

    from Levanta Poeira (Compiled by Tahira)

    Jazz & Milk - 2018

    Brazil

  • Time: March 14 - 11:50:19 am
  • Coco Raizes De Arcoverde, “Gode Pavao”

    from Levanta Poeira (Compiled by Tahira)

    Jazz & Milk - 2018

    Brazil

  • Time: March 14 - 11:52:39 am
  • Carlinhos Brown, “O Bode”

    from Alfagamabetizado

    EMI Odeon - 1996

    Brazil

  • Time: March 14 - 12:07:00 pm
  • Hailu Mergia & The Walias, “Woghenei”

    from Tche Belew

    Awesome Tapes From Africa - 1977

    Ethiopia

  • Time: March 14 - 12:10:58 pm
  • Hailu Mergia, “Tizita”

    from Lala Belu

    Awesome Tapes From Africa - 2018

    Ethiopia-USA-Australia-Germany

  • Time: March 14 - 12:20:58 pm
  • Mulatu Astatke, “Assosa Derache”

    from Sketches Of Ethiopia

    Jazz Village - 2013

    Ethiopia-England UK

  • Time: March 14 - 12:37:00 pm
  • Orchestre Super Borgou De Parakou Dahomey, “Gandigui”

    from Gandigui

    Albarika Store

    Benin

  • Time: March 14 - 12:40:05 pm
  • Orchestre Abass, “Awula Bo Fee Ene”

    from Awula Bo Fee Ene - single

    Polydor - 1972

    Togo

  • Time: March 14 - 12:43:50 pm
  • Hamad Kalkaba and The Golden Sounds, “Toufle”

    from 1974-1975

    Analog Africa - 1975

    Cameroon

  • Time: March 14 - 12:48:14 pm
  • Guy One, “Bangere Tomme?”

    from #1

    Philophon - 2018

    Ghana-Germany

  • Time: March 14 - 12:54:18 pm
  • Bongos Ikwue & The Groovies, “Otachikpopo”

    from Otachikpopo

    EMI - 1976

    Nigeria

96 March 14th, 2018

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