WFMU’s Listener Hour this Saturday at 9am EST will be hosted by Awesome Tapes From Africa


Easily the best thing Jersey has going for it these days, this is WFMU. Freeform and listener-supported. That’s the deal.

Find the playlist below and the archive here.


Souley Kante “Bi Magni” Bi Magni
M.S. Hoza Mdumange Ngoma “Karibuni Tanga” Mount Usambara Voice
Ami Koïta “Hadja Bila” Mory Djo
Obrafour “Pae Mu Ka” Pae Mu Ka
Tuba Clan “Jama” Dakoli
Karamoko Keita “Lemourou” Karamoko Keita
Seck, Dianka, Dandi “Nagana” Sounké Vol. 1
Nahawa Doumbia “Djankonia” Best of Nahawa Doumbia
Boubacar Traore “Kayes” Boubacar Traore
Sirina Issah “Cheer the Stars” Cheer the Stars
Armaan “Ramba Ho” Indian Disco [compilation from Bamako]
Ata Kak “Bome Nnwom” Obaa Sima
B.F.G.s “Kpan Kpa” Malzani
Charles Yamoah “Onipa Ho Ye Hu” Best of Yamoah’s Band Vol. 2


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

August 30, 2007 at 1:52 pm

Nice! Are you going to be just playing music that you put up on the blog?

August 30, 2007 at 2:44 pm

i will mostly be playing music that has yet to appear on the blog. all awesome tapes from africa, of course.

September 1, 2007 at 4:21 pm

Good musical matter!

I have a small collection of the music of Kenya, specially:
Benga, Kikuyu, Dholuo, Akamba & Kalengi… etc

you can contact to me with some person to share or to interchange something,

September 2, 2007 at 11:16 pm

They have’nt got a playlist up there yet!
Will one be made available?
Great selection!Really enjoyed it.

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