Global A Go-Go presents:

Early in their career as a duo, Amadou & Mariam were billed as le couple aveugle du Mali, the blind couple from Mali. But they were in a band together before that: L’Eclipse, the student ensemble of Le Institut Des Jeunes Aveugles, the school for blind youth in Bamako.

L’Eclipse, under the direction of Idrissa Soumaoro, keyboard player for Salif Keita’s Les Ambassadeurs (who would later recruit Amadou into that combo), made a terrific recording in 1978 that foreshadowed the now recognizable Amadou & Mariam sound. The album has just been reissued, and you’ll hear a track from it this week on Global A Go-Go.

It’s an all-African program this week (Sunday May 29, 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), featuring new music from eastern Sudan by Noori & His Dorpa Band, Ethio jazz via Belgium by Alpacas Collective, Moktar Gania’s Moroccan gnawa soul, West African divas Fatoumata Diawara and Kandy Guira, plus much more music.

Podcast: radio4all.net/program/112678
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Playlist:

    Time: May 29 - 9:00:00 am
  • Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Oliver Lake, “Separation”

    from Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Passin Thru - 1996

    USA

  • Time: May 29 - 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 29 - 9:05:00 am
  • Tia Chica

    Teta Lando, “Fuguei na escola”

    from Tia Chica

    Teta Lando - 2021

    Angola, 1974

  • Time: May 29 - 9:09:42 am
  • A Night at Club Baobab

    Orchestra Baobab, “Jin Ma Jin Ma”

    from A Night at Club Baobab

    Oriki Music - 2006

    Senegal-Guine Bissau-Mali-Togo, 1978

  • Time: May 29 - 9:15:10 am
  • Beja Power! Electric Soul & Brass from Sudan's Red Sea Coast

    Noori & His Dorpa Band, “Al Amal”

    from Beja Power! Electric Soul & Brass from Sudan's Red Sea Coast

    Ostinato Records - 2022

    Sudan

  • Time: May 29 - 9:25:36 am
  • Gabriella Ghermandi, “Atse Tewodros”

    from Ethiopia: Celebrating Emperor Tewodros II

    ARC - 2016

    Ethiopia-Italy

  • Time: May 29 - 9:31:39 am
  • Seven Wisdoms of Plutonia

    Alpacas Collective, “Stranger to Myself”

    from Seven Wisdoms of Plutonia

    Catalpas Records - 2022

    Belgium

  • Time: May 29 - 9:37:01 am
  • Ethio Jazz

    Mulatu Astatke, “Yekatit”

    from Ethio Jazz

    P-VINE RECORDS - 1974

    Ethiopia

  • Time: May 29 - 9:45:31 am
  • Nayda!

    Bab L'Bluz, “Ila Mata”

    from Nayda!

    Real World Records - 2020

    Morocco-France

  • Time: May 29 - 9:49:53 am
  • Moktar Gania & Gnawa Soul, “Soudani Foulani”

    from Masterisé

    Musjomusic / Nuits d'Afrique - 2022

    Morocco-France-Israel

  • Time: May 29 - 9:53:16 am
  • Poetic Trance

    Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa, “Ganga Sound of Mbirika”

    from Poetic Trance

    Zahora SASU - 2018

    Morocco-Senegal-France

  • Time: May 29 - 10:03:44 am
  • Maliba

    Fatoumata Diawara, “Kalan”

    from Maliba

    Wagram Music / 3ème Bureau - 2022

    Cote D'Ivoire-Mali-France

  • Time: May 29 - 10:07:53 am
  • Rokku Mi Rokka

    Youssou N'Dour, “Xel”

    from Rokku Mi Rokka

    Nonesuch - 2007

    Senegal

  • Time: May 29 - 10:12:40 am
  • Collectif Zouglou, “Liberez Mon Pays”

    from Liberez Mon Pays - Single

    self-released - 2003

    Cote D'Ivoire

  • Time: May 29 - 10:18:04 am
  • Nagtaba

    Kandy Guira, “Wasindi (Viens T'Assoir)”

    from Nagtaba

    Vlad Productions - 2021

    Burkina Faso-France

  • Time: May 29 - 10:26:36 am
  • Idrissa Soumaoro et L´Eclipse De L´ I.J.A., “Fama Allah”

    from Le Tioko-Tioko

    Mr Bongo - 1978

    Mali

  • Time: May 29 - 10:35:22 am
  • Tje Ni Mousso

    Amadou & Mariam, “Chantez-Chantez”

    from Tje Ni Mousso

    Sunnyside / Circular Moves - 2005

    Mali, 1999

  • Time: May 29 - 10:39:58 am
  • Welcome To Mali

    Amadou & Mariam, “Batoma”

    from Welcome To Mali

    Because Music - 2008

    Mali

  • Time: May 29 - 10:48:46 am
  • Alhaji K. Frimpong, “Susa Dwa W'Anum”

    from Abrabo

    Hot Casa - 1984

    Ghana

  • Time: May 29 - 10:56:14 am
  • Lots Of Trees

    Sena Dagadu, “Accra City People”

    from Lots Of Trees

    SOULBEATS RECORDS - 2013

    Ghana-Hungary

    Global A Go-Go    May 29th, 2022

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