Global A Go-Go presents:

Leah and Pendo Zawose have been making Wagogo music in Tanzania all their lives. But always in the background — women’s jobs in Wagogo music has always been drumming and harmony singing, not songwriting or lead singing or playing the crucial tuned instruments illimba (thumb piano), chizeze (spike fiddle) and marimba (same as in English).

With the release of Maisha by the Zawose Queens, Wagogo women are finally out in front of the band. Leah and Pendo’s eleven original songs, backed by traditional instruments and unusually sensitive electronics and production from Englishmen Tom Excell and Oli Barton-Wood, are going to turn a lot of people on to a sound they’ve never heard before. You’ll hear three of them this week on Global A Go-Go.

Also this week (Sunday June 16, 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): Classic zouk béton from the French Antilles in the 80s; LA LOM takes on Peruvian chicha; the original sound of cumbia from Colombia’s Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto, who will be performing in Richmond on July 19; the latest from Austin’s Superfónicos; and two sets of Colombian champeta featuring a new track from Meridian Brothers and some unlikely covers.

Podcast: radio4all.net/program/118124
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Playlist:

    Time: June 16 - 9:00:00 am
  • Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Oliver Lake, “Separation”

    from Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Passin Thru - 1996

    USA

  • Time: June 16 - 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: June 16 - 9:06:00 am
  • Siwo

    Jocelyne Béroard, “Sa Ki Ta La”

    from Siwo

    Note A Bene - 1999

    Martinique France, 1986

  • Time: June 16 - 9:11:09 am
  • Zouk Time, “Guetho À Liso (feat. Kanda Bongo Man)”

    from Guetho À Liso

    Liso Music Production - 1987

    Guadeloupe France

  • Time: June 16 - 9:15:17 am
  • Yélélé

    Jacob Desvarieux, Kassav' & Georges Decimus, “Zouk-la sé sel médikaman nou ni”

    from Yélélé

    Heavenly Sweetness - 2024

    Guadeloupe France, 1984

  • Time: June 16 - 9:26:08 am
  • Maisha

    The Zawose Queens, “Lulelule (feat. Ndahani Bwani Zawose)”

    from Maisha

    Real World Records - 2024

    Tanzania-England UK

  • Time: June 16 - 9:31:45 am
  • Maisha

    The Zawose Queens, “Maisha”

    from Maisha

    Real World Records - 2024

    Tanzania-England UK

  • Time: June 16 - 9:36:32 am
  • Maisha

    The Zawose Queens, “Mapendo”

    from Maisha

    Real World Records - 2024

    Tanzania-England UK

  • Time: June 16 - 9:46:03 am
  • LA LOM, “Danza De LA LOM”

    from Danza De LA LOM - Single

    Verve - 2024

    USA

  • Time: June 16 - 9:49:17 am
  • Ikaro del Amor

    Los Wembler's De Iquitos, “Sonido Amazonico”

    from Ikaro del Amor

    Barbès Records - 2017

    Perú

  • Time: June 16 - 9:54:49 am
  • Éxitos

    Los Blue Kings de Ñaña, “El rey loco”

    from Éxitos

    Fta bajo Licencia Exclusiva para Play Music Perú - 2022

    Perú, 1973

  • Time: June 16 - 9:57:12 am
  • El Gran Cacique

    Juaneco Y Su Combo, “Vacilando Con Ayahuasca”

    from El Gran Cacique

    Infopesa - 2018

    Perú, 1972

  • Time: June 16 - 10:05:52 am
  • Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto, “El Octubre Que Venía”

    from Orgullo Colombiano

    OM Producciones / Bad Vibes Good Friends - 2024

    Colombia

  • Time: June 16 - 10:09:36 am
  • Todo El Mundo

    Kiko Villamizar, “Todo el Mundo”

    from Todo El Mundo

    Wepa Records - 2021

    USA-Colombia

  • Time: June 16 - 10:15:29 am
  • Superfónicos, “La Semilla”

    from La Semilla - Single

    Spaceflight - 2024

    USA-Colombia

  • Time: June 16 - 10:19:38 am
  • El Existential

    Grupo Fantasma, “Realizando”

    from El Existential

    NatGeo - 2010

    USA

  • Time: June 16 - 10:29:07 am
  • Meridian Brothers, “Mis Soledades”

    from Mi Latinoamérica Sufre

    Ansonia Records - 2024

    Colombia

  • Time: June 16 - 10:32:59 am
  • Machuca Cumbia, “Staying Alive”

    from Travolteando Fiebre Cumbiambera

    Machuca - 1978

    Colombia

  • Time: June 16 - 10:37:40 am
  • El Maravilloso Mundo de Abelardo Carbono

    Grupo Abharca, “Schallcarri”

    from El Maravilloso Mundo de Abelardo Carbono

    Vampisoul - 2013

    Colombia, 1978

  • Time: June 16 - 10:40:22 am
  • Viviano Torres & Ane Swing, “Happy Embarrased”

    from Joyas Champetuas De Todos Los Tiempos

    Palenque - 2022

    Colombia, 1980s

  • Time: June 16 - 10:49:00 am
  • Satingarona, Vol. 1

    The Bongo Hop, “Ventana (feat. Nidia Gongora)”

    from Satingarona, Vol. 1

    TheUnderdogRecords - 2024

    France-Colombia, 2016

  • Time: June 16 - 10:52:42 am
  • Champeta Criolla, Vol. 2 Visionary Black Music From Underground Colombiafrica

    Luis Towers, “Mamá Africa”

    from Champeta Criolla, Vol. 2 Visionary Black Music From Underground Colombiafrica

    Palenque Records - Rey - 2012

    Colombia, 2003

  • Time: June 16 - 10:56:56 am
  • Amanecer - EP

    Charles King, “Amanecer”

    from Amanecer - EP

    Música Creativa de Colombia - 2015

    Colombia

    Global A Go-Go    June 16th, 2024

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