Tuesday’s DJ pick was chosen for us by Mannasseh Phiri of JOY-FM in Lusaka, Zambia. The CD is called “Brothers in Bamako” and is by blues singer Eric Bibb and Malian guitarist Habib Koité.
Guest DJ Mannasseh Phiri tells us about an exciting new trumpet player from Kenya named Christine Kamau. Her debut album is called “This is For You”.
Mannasseh Phiri is our DJ in Zambia. Today, he plays some of his favorite tracks from the album “Say Africa” by South African musician Vusi Mahlasela.
For the Global Hit Tuesday, we are featuring music from a young lady named Hope Masike. Masike is a Zimbabwean artist whose gliding Afro-jazz makes use of her skills on the traditional African thumb piano, the mbira.
Thursday’s Global Hit is about a recent collection of music recorded in Africa in the 1960s and 70s.
Mannasseh Phiri, our DJ in Zambia, plays us a couple of tracks from Hugh Masekela’s latest album “Jabulani.” The album is a collection of traditional South African wedding songs Masekela heard growing up in the townships of Johannesburg.
Three African musicians hailing from Mali and Zimbabwe got together for a short-tour now documented in the CD.
Zambian DJ Mannasseh Phiri spins three of his favorite tracks from a compilation CD called “The Rough Guide to the Music of Madagascar.”
Zambian DJ Mannasseh Phiri tells us about a recent CD by Tuareg guitarist Omara Bombino Moctar. Bombino is from Agadez, Niger and his latest release is called “Agadez.”
Aweke is sometimes referred to as Ethiopia’s Aretha Franklin.
Taarab is a popular style of music in East Africa.
Mannasseh Phiri, music DJ from Zambia introduces us to the music of Nigerian jazz musician Kayode Olajide.
The musician’s latest album, “Ten shades of blue,” explores ten different ways of playing the blues.
The World’s DJ pick Monday comes from monthly contributor Mannasseh Phiri who tells us about the latest release from Malawian guitarist Erik Paliani.
Zambian DJ and music critic Mannasseh Phiri tells us about a recent musical stage show by South African musician Hugh Masekela. The show is called “Songs of Migration.”