Global A Go-Go presents:

The little West African nation of Guiné-Bissau (about the size of Massachusetts and Connecticut combined, with a population of just 2 million) celebrates its 50th Independence Day on Sunday September 24.

Independence hasn’t been a walk in the park: Revolutionary leader Amílcar Cabral, one of Africa’s greatest anti-colonialists, was assassinated nine months before independence and since then instability has been a constant, with the most recent unsuccessful coup d’etat taking place just last year.

Nonetheless, 50 years of self-government after a century of colonial rule and two centuries of the slave trade is an achievement to be celebrated, and Global A Go-Go offers its congratulations this week with a set of some of the best music Guiné-Bissau has produced, including songs from bands who were there at the country’s birth: Le Cobiana Djazz and Super Mama Djombo.

Also this week (Sunday September 24, 1:00-3:00 PM on WRIR, for two weeks afterwards at wrir.org/listen, check your local listings for airing on other radio stations, and any old time at my podcast site): New Latin folktronica by Soema Montenegro and Pahua, a set of accordion-driven Colombian cumbia, new music from Quebecois stars Genticorum who will be featured at this year’s Richmond Folk Festival, Bombino’s best desert blues recording yet, and the cutting-edge Ethio-jazz of Nègarit Band.

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Playlist:

    Time: September 24 - 9:00:00 am
  • Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Oliver Lake, “Separation”

    from Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Passin Thru - 1996

    USA

  • Time: September 24 - 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: September 24 - 9:06:00 am
  • Colombian Musical Powerhouses Vol. 4

    Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, “Maestro Toño Garcia (Cerrero Dub de Gaita Mix)”

    from Colombian Musical Powerhouses Vol. 4

    Alianza de Sellos Independientes de Colombia - 2023

    Colombia, 2020

  • Time: September 24 - 9:12:28 am
  • CIRCULO RADIANTE

    Soema Montenegro, “Caminante”

    from CIRCULO RADIANTE

    Mais Um - 2023

    Argentina

  • Time: September 24 - 9:15:50 am
  • No Huí (feat. El Individuo) - Single

    Pahua, “No Huí (feat. El Individuo)”

    from No Huí (feat. El Individuo) - Single

    Nacional - 2023

    México-Cuba-Costa Rica

  • Time: September 24 - 9:22:00 am
  • Herencia Vallenata, Mi Primera Grabacion

    Diomedes Díaz & Naffer Durán, “Pobre Negro”

    from Herencia Vallenata, Mi Primera Grabacion

    Codiscos S.A.S. - 2014

    Colombia, 1976

  • Time: September 24 - 9:26:11 am
  • El Peke Y Sus Mochileros, “Cumbia Costumbrisa (Piper Street Sound version)”

    from Colombian Musical Powerhouses Vol. 4

    Alianza de Sellos Independientes de Colombia - 2023

    Colombia, 2022

  • Time: September 24 - 9:30:05 am
  • Lo Mejor De

    Andrés Landero, “La Pava Congona”

    from Lo Mejor De

    Pipila Records S.A. DE C.V. - 2022

    Colombia, 1972

  • Time: September 24 - 9:33:12 am
  • Conjunto Típico Vallenato, “Cumbia Sampuesana”

    from Cumbia Cumbia Cumbia!!! Vol. 1

    Vampisoul - 2023

    Colombia, 1953

  • Time: September 24 - 9:36:01 am
  • Combo Sampuesano, “Cumbia Monteriana”

    from Cumbia Cumbia Cumbia!!! Vol. 1

    Vampisoul - 2023

    Colombia, 1973

  • Time: September 24 - 9:44:26 am
  • Genticorum, “Old Yamaska”

    from Au Coeur De L'Aube

    self-released - 2023

    Canada

  • Time: September 24 - 9:48:48 am
  • Kate & Anna McGarrigle, “En Filant Ma Quenouille”

    from French Record

    Hannibal - 1980

    Canada

  • Time: September 24 - 9:50:45 am
  • Genticorum, “La Batelière”

    from Au Coeur De L'Aube

    self-released - 2023

    Canada

  • Time: September 24 - 9:54:45 am
  • Territoires

    Le Vent du Nord, “Adieu du village”

    from Territoires

    La Compagnie du Nord - 2019

    Canada

  • Time: September 24 - 9:58:45 am
  • Up

    Great Big Sea, “Mari-Mac”

    from Up

    Great Big Sea 1995 Ltd. - 1995

    Canada

  • Time: September 24 - 10:05:58 am
  • Mississippi To Sahara

    Faris, “Oulhawen Win Tidit (Death Letter)”

    from Mississippi To Sahara

    Wrasse Records - 2015

    Italy-Algeria

  • Time: September 24 - 10:11:13 am
  • Ihad Saman - Single

    Imarhan, “Ihad Saman”

    from Ihad Saman - Single

    City Slang - 2023

    Algeria

  • Time: September 24 - 10:15:01 am
  • Sahel

    Bombino, “Si Chilan”

    from Sahel

    Partisan Records - 2023

    Niger

  • Time: September 24 - 10:22:00 am
  • Volume 3

    Qwanqwa, “Blen”

    from Volume 3

    WUZZAWAZZEE INDUSTRIES - 2020

    Ethiopia-USA

  • Time: September 24 - 10:28:31 am
  • Nègarit Band, “Emahoy”

    from Origins

    Ethiosonic / Buda Musique - 2023

    Ethiopia

  • Time: September 24 - 10:34:12 am
  • Sketches of Ethiopia (Bonus Track Version)

    Mulatu Astatke, “Gambella”

    from Sketches of Ethiopia (Bonus Track Version)

    Jazz Village - 2013

    Ethiopia-England UK

  • Time: September 24 - 10:45:00 am
  • Lua Ki Di Nos

    José Carlos Schwarz & Le Cobiana Djazz, “Dispus Ke E Lebal”

    from Lua Ki Di Nos

    Hot Mule Records - 2021

    Guiné-Bissau, 1978

  • Time: September 24 - 10:47:42 am
  • Best Of

    Super Mama Djombo, “Dissan na M'bera”

    from Best Of

    Cobiana Records - 1980

    Guiné-Bissau, 1978

  • Time: September 24 - 10:52:57 am
  • Tustumunhos Di Aonti

    Ze Manel, “Bardade Dentro de Bardade”

    from Tustumunhos Di Aonti

    Cobiana/MaxiMusic - 2003

    Guiné-Bissau, 1982

  • Time: September 24 - 10:56:48 am
  • Boca Ke Papia

    Jose Carlos Schwarz, “Tiu Bernal”

    from Boca Ke Papia

    Sons D'Africa - 2017

    Guiné-Bissau, 1978

    Global A Go-Go    September 24th, 2023

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