Global A Go-Go presents:

Happy birthday to Mahmoud Ahmed, who turns 81 years young on May 8! In Ethiopia, they call him Frash Addash, the Mattress Renovator, the man who make old songs sound new again.

He’s one of the last great singers remaining from Ethiopia’s musical Golden Age of the 1960s and 70s, and no one can make Ethiopian music fans shake from their shoulders down to their feet in eskista (ecstacy) quite like Ahmed. This week on Global A Go-Go, you’ll hear four songs from Mahmoud’s brilliant catalogue, including two of those shoulder-shaking eskistas.

Also this week (Sunday May 8, 1:00-3:00 PM on WRIR, for two weeks afterwards on the wrir.org archive player, check your local listings for airing on other radio stations, and any old time at my podcast site): a jazzy first hour with South African marabi, Ghanaian and Nigerian highlife and spiritual jazz from all parts; Mali’s Wassoulou sound; and urban dance music based on French Caribbean zouk.

Podcast: radio4all.net/program/112525
All the podcasts: radio4all.net/series/Global%20A%20Go-Go

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Playlist:

    Time: May 8 - 9:00:00 am
  • Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Oliver Lake, “Separation”

    from Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Passin Thru - 1996

    USA

  • Time: May 8 - 9:01:00 am
  • Global a Go-Go

    Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, “Global a Go-Go”

    from Global a Go-Go

    BMG Rights Management (US) LLC - 2001

    England UK

  • Time: May 8 - 9:05:00 am
  • Water From An Ancient Well

    Abdullah Ibrahim, “Water From An Ancient Well”

    from Water From An Ancient Well

    SOLID/ENJA - 2021

    South Africa-USA-Panama, 1986

  • Time: May 8 - 9:17:22 am
  • Rough Guide to South African Jazz

    The African Echoes, “Kwabulawayo”

    from Rough Guide to South African Jazz

    World Music - 2016

    South Africa-USA, 1970s?

  • Time: May 8 - 9:23:46 am
  • Africa Today

    Etuk Ubong, “Spiritual Change”

    from Africa Today

    Night Dreamer - 2020

    Nigeria-England UK-Netherlands

  • Time: May 8 - 9:31:15 am
  • Inner Fire

    The Souljazz Orchestra, “Celestial Blues”

    from Inner Fire

    Strut - 2014

    Canada

  • Time: May 8 - 9:36:57 am
  • Black To The Future

    Sons Of Kemet, “To Never Forget The Source”

    from Black To The Future

    Impulse! - 2021

    England UK-Barbados

  • Time: May 8 - 9:43:48 am
  • Susuma

    Jembaa Groove, “Adesane”

    from Susuma

    Agogo Records - 2022

    Germany-Ghana-Benin-Israel-Portugal

  • Time: May 8 - 9:47:37 am
  • Chinonso Egwuatu & Divine Victory Band Of Africa, “Omeogo”

    from Njo Ka Akanu

    Upright Music Production / Palenque - 2022

    Nigeria

  • Time: May 8 - 10:05:33 am
  • Éthiopiques, Vol. 7: Mahmoud Ahmed (1975)

    Mahmoud Ahmed, “Ere Mela Mela”

    from Éthiopiques, Vol. 7: Mahmoud Ahmed (1975)

    Buda musique - 2005

    Ethiopia

  • Time: May 8 - 10:10:01 am
  • Éthiopiques, Vol. 7: Mahmoud Ahmed (1975)

    Mahmoud Ahmed, “Metche New”

    from Éthiopiques, Vol. 7: Mahmoud Ahmed (1975)

    Buda musique - 2005

    Ethiopia

  • Time: May 8 - 10:13:20 am
  • Éthiopiques, Vol. 7: Mahmoud Ahmed (1975)

    Mahmoud Ahmed, “Belomi Benna”

    from Éthiopiques, Vol. 7: Mahmoud Ahmed (1975)

    Buda musique - 2005

    Ethiopia

  • Time: May 8 - 10:17:04 am
  • The Best Of... Tizita Vol. 1

    Mahmoud Ahmed, “Ashkaru”

    from The Best Of... Tizita Vol. 1

    AIT Records, Inc. - 2003

    Ethiopia, 1996

  • Time: May 8 - 10:25:32 am
  • Farima

    Bamba Wassoulou Groove, “Farima”

    from Farima

    Label Bleu - 2015

    Mali

  • Time: May 8 - 10:31:33 am
  • En Super Forme, Vol. 1

    Super Djata Band, “Nama Djidja”

    from En Super Forme, Vol. 1

    Numero Group - 1982

    Mali

  • Time: May 8 - 10:39:47 am
  • Timbuktu

    Oumou Sangaré, “Wassulu Don”

    from Timbuktu

    World Circuit - 2022

    Mali

  • Time: May 8 - 10:47:00 am
  • Batida, “Bom Bom (feat Mayra Andrade)”

    from Bom Bom - Single

    Crammed - 2022

    Angola-Portugal-Cabo Verde

  • Time: May 8 - 10:50:32 am
  • Soleil Kréyol

    David Walters, “Manyè”

    from Soleil Kréyol

    Heavenly Sweetness - 2020

    France

  • Time: May 8 - 10:55:07 am
  • Afrolove Kizomba Special

    Yvon Paris, “Pombinha Branca”

    from Afrolove Kizomba Special

    Lusafrica - 2014

    Cabo Verde-Senegal-France

  • Time: May 8 - 10:58:26 am
  • Touté kalé

    Magic System, “Chérie Coco (feat. Soprano)”

    from Touté kalé

    Parlophone (France) - 2011

    Côte d'Ivoire

    Global A Go-Go    May 8th, 2022

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