Global A Go-Go presents:

The Shaolin Afronauts are an 11-piece ensemble from Adelaide, Australia who describe their sound as “interstellar futurist afro-soul” influenced equally by Fela Kuti and Sun Ra. After three excellent albums of progressive Afrobeat in the early 2010s, they went silent from recording for eight years.

Now they’re back with their most audacious project yet: a five-album box set of all original material called The Fundamental Nature Of Being that expands the band’s sonic vision to incorporate experimental and new age electronica, Ethio-jazz, South African marabi, West Africa’s post-colonial big band sounds, psychedelic rock and more alongside with their origins in Afrobeat and spiritual jazz. It’s a sprawling set, unwieldy at times, brilliant at others, and so much more ambitious than anything I’ve heard all year.

This week on Global A Go-Go (Sunday October 30, 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) I’ve selected three tracks from The Fundamental Nature Of Being to give you an idea of what’s inside the tin. You’ll also hear a whole lot of new African music: highlife-jazz from Ghana, Afropop out of Guineé-Bissau and Togo, young Nigerians playing Afrobeat, Wassoulou rock from Burkina Faso, and a smoking new reissue of Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou Benin.

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Playlist:

    Time: October 30 - 9:00:00 am
  • Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Oliver Lake, “Separation”

    from Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Passin Thru - 1996

    USA

  • Time: October 30 - 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: October 30 - 9:06:00 am
  • Gyedu-Blay Ambolley And Hi-Life Jazz

    Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, “Love Supreme”

    from Gyedu-Blay Ambolley And Hi-Life Jazz

    Agogo Records - 2022

    Ghana

  • Time: October 30 - 9:12:10 am
  • Yinne - Single

    Florence Adooni, “Fo Yelle”

    from Yinne - Single

    Philophon - 2022

    Ghana

  • Time: October 30 - 9:20:00 am
  • The Fundamental Nature of Being, Part Two

    The Shaolin Afronauts, “Inside the Flame Burns Brightly Still”

    from The Fundamental Nature of Being, Part Two

    Freestyle Records - 2022

    Australia

  • Time: October 30 - 9:27:50 am
  • The Fundamental Nature of Being, Pt. 3

    The Shaolin Afronauts, “Sun Spiral”

    from The Fundamental Nature of Being, Pt. 3

    Freestyle Records - 2022

    Australia

  • Time: October 30 - 9:34:08 am
  • The Fundamental Nature of Being, Part Two

    The Shaolin Afronauts, “Sugar John”

    from The Fundamental Nature of Being, Part Two

    Freestyle Records - 2022

    Australia

  • Time: October 30 - 9:43:28 am
  • Dogo Du Togo

    Dogo Du Togo, “Sokewo”

    from Dogo Du Togo

    Dogo Du Togo - 2022

    Togo-DC USA

  • Time: October 30 - 9:47:31 am
  • Ayó

    The Garifuna Collective, “Pomona”

    from Ayó

    Stonetree Records - 2013

    Belize-Guatemala-Honduras

  • Time: October 30 - 9:50:30 am
  • Dimanche à Bamako

    Amadou & Mariam, “Coulibaly”

    from Dimanche à Bamako

    Because Music - 2004

    Mali

  • Time: October 30 - 9:53:46 am
  • Dindin

    Kimi Djabaté, “Alidonke”

    from Dindin

    Cumbancha - 2023

    Guineé Bissau-Portugal

  • Time: October 30 - 10:03:42 am
  • Lagos Thugs, “Innocent Blood (Let It Be Known)”

    from Mukambo Presents Global Afrobeat Movement Vol. 3

    NYP - 2022

    Nigeria

  • Time: October 30 - 10:15:16 am
  • Afro Disco Beat

    Tony Allen, “No Discrimination”

    from Afro Disco Beat

    Blue Scholars / Light in the Attic - 2007

    Nigeria, 1979

  • Time: October 30 - 10:27:13 am
  • Dankélé

    Bamba Wassoulou Groove, “Donso Djiné”

    from Dankélé

    Lusafrica - 2018

    Mali

  • Time: October 30 - 10:31:22 am
  • Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band, “Sonbanbela”

    from Sonbonbela

    Sublime Frequencies - 2022

    Burkina Faso

  • Time: October 30 - 10:36:11 am
  • Keleya

    Moussa Doumbia, “Keleya (Original 45 Version)”

    from Keleya

    Oriki Music - 2007

    Mali-Côte d'Ivoire, 1974

  • Time: October 30 - 10:46:31 am
  • Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk and Fusion in 70's Ghana

    The Wonderful Alex Konadu's Band, “W'awu Do Ho No”

    from Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk and Fusion in 70's Ghana

    Soundway Records Ltd - 2020

    Ghana, 1976

  • Time: October 30 - 10:49:00 am
  • Afro-Funk

    T.p. Orchestre Poly-rythmo & Gabo Brown, “It's a Vanity”

    from Afro-Funk

    Acid Jazz UK - 2021

    Benin, 1970s

  • Time: October 30 - 10:53:23 am
  • Kidayu

    Vaudou Game, “La vie c'est bon”

    from Kidayu

    Hot Casa Records - 2016

    Togo-France

  • Time: October 30 - 10:56:56 am
  • Lagos Chop Up

    Dr. Victor Olaiya's International All Stars, “Omelebele”

    from Lagos Chop Up

    Honest Jon's Records - 2011

    Nigeria, 1971

    Global A Go-Go    October 30th, 2022

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