Global A Go-Go presents:

Back in the 1970s and early 80s when he was performing 5 nights a week at the beachfront Hotel Tropicana with his killer Togolese band Les As Du Bénin, Roger Damawuzan was known as “the James Brown of Lomé.” At age 70, he has just released Seda (“Listen” in the Mina language), his first album in 40 years, and Roger feels good — he feels better than James Brown.
 
Part of the reason why Roger feels good is that he’s being backed up by one of the best funk bands in the world: Vaudou Game from Lyon France led by Roger’s nephew Peter Solo. They recorded the album at the OTODI studio in Lomé, where Roger cut his early 45s and which has been reclaimed from the jungle by Peter and his friends.
 
Seda is one of the feel-good albums of 2022 — you’ll hear a track from it this week on Global A Go-Go. Also this week (Sunday November 20, 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): vintage and new Nigerian highlife, more Wassoulou rock, deep roots reggae featuring a terrific Pablo Moses reissue, the bacchanal sounds of soca from Trinidad, and Joe Bataan’s Latin soul.

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Playlist:

    Time: November 20 - 9:00:00 am
  • Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Oliver Lake, “Separation”

    from Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Passin Thru - 1996

    USA

  • Time: November 20 - 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: November 20 - 9:06:00 am
  • Celestine Ukwu, “Ejina Uwa Nya Isi”

    from No Condition Is Permanent

    Mississippi - 2022

    Nigeria

  • Time: November 20 - 9:12:02 am
  • Oka Mmadu

    Oliver Nayoka, “Ego N' Achị Ụwa”

    from Oka Mmadu

    Palenque Records - 2022

    Nigeria

  • Time: November 20 - 9:25:47 am
  • Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band, “Kamelaba”

    from Sonbonbela

    Sublime Frequencies - 2022

    Burkina Faso

  • Time: November 20 - 9:30:43 am
  • Keleya - Single

    Orchestra Gold, “Keleya”

    from Keleya - Single

    3267723 Records DK2 - 2022

    USA-Mali

  • Time: November 20 - 9:35:00 am
  • Djine Bora

    BKO, “Kekereke”

    from Djine Bora

    Les Disques Bongo Joe - 2022

    Mali-France

  • Time: November 20 - 9:38:40 am
  • Sabolan

    Ba Cissoko, “Dandala”

    from Sabolan

    Marabi - 2003

    Guinee Conakry-France

  • Time: November 20 - 9:46:50 am
  • Roger Damawuzan, “See Your Face”

    from Seda

    Hot Casa Records - 2022

    Togo-France

  • Time: November 20 - 9:50:22 am
  • Bokoor Beats

    Bokoor Band, “Onukpa Shwarpo”

    from Bokoor Beats

    Otrabanda Records & Music - 2007

    Ghana, 1978

  • Time: November 20 - 9:53:26 am
  • Heavy Heavy Heavy

    Geraldo Pino & The Heartbeats & Geraldo Pino, “Let Them Talk”

    from Heavy Heavy Heavy

    RetroAfric - 2005

    Sierra Leone-Ghana, 1974

  • Time: November 20 - 9:58:32 am
  • Afro-Funk

    T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, “Gbeti Ma Djro”

    from Afro-Funk

    Acid Jazz UK - 2021

    Benin, 1971

  • Time: November 20 - 10:06:50 am
  • Forward Jah Jah Children

    Jacob Miller, “80,000 Careless Ethiopians”

    from Forward Jah Jah Children

    Trojan - 2004

    Jamaica, 1977

  • Time: November 20 - 10:10:52 am
  • Revolutionary Dream

    Pablo Moses, “Revolutionary Dream”

    from Revolutionary Dream

    Baco Records - 2022

    Jamaica, 1975

  • Time: November 20 - 10:13:59 am
  • King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive)

    The Gatherers, “Words of My Mouth”

    from King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive)

    Trojan Records - 2022

    Jamaica, 1973

  • Time: November 20 - 10:17:30 am
  • Step Forward Youth

    Horace Andy & Jah Stitch, “Zion Gate / Every Wicked Have To Crawl”

    from Step Forward Youth

    VP Records - 2018

    Jamaica, 1978

  • Time: November 20 - 10:29:10 am
  • Charlie's Roots, “Yes Darling”

    from 10th Anniversary Album

    Lypsoland - 1987

    Trinidad & Tobago

  • Time: November 20 - 10:34:05 am
  • Bacchanal Come - Single

    Shurwayne Winchester & David Rudder, “Bacchanal Come”

    from Bacchanal Come - Single

    SW Limited - 2022

    Trinidad & Tobago

  • Time: November 20 - 10:37:23 am
  • Know the Face - Single

    Marvay, “Know the Face”

    from Know the Face - Single

    Rbz Records Inc. - 2016

    Barbados

  • Time: November 20 - 10:40:51 am
  • Soca Gold 2014

    Biggie Irie, “Need Ah Riddim”

    from Soca Gold 2014

    VP Records - 2014

    Barbados

  • Time: November 20 - 10:47:48 am
  • Joe Bataan, “Call My Name”

    from Call My Name - Single

    Vampisoul - 2022

    USA, 2004

  • Time: November 20 - 10:52:00 am
  • Pete & Louie, “Evil Ways”

    from El Barrio: Sounds From The Spanish Harlem Streets

    Fania - 2007

    USA, 1970

  • Time: November 20 - 10:56:00 am
  • Island Life

    Yerba Buena, “Bilingual Girl (Featuring Joe Bataan)”

    from Island Life

    Razor & Tie - 2005

    Venezuela-Cuba-USA

    Global A Go-Go    November 20th, 2022

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