The Motherland Influence presents:

Painted boats in Senegal

Welcome!

African, Latin & Caribbean music.

Heavy on the African music!

    The Motherland Influence    May 2nd, 2021

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Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Photo courtesy of The Rumba Kings Film

WELCOME!

Today during our annual spring fund drive, I’ll feature rumba and other related genres of Congolese music from the 1950s-1970s.

Enjoy!

Thank you for yours donations!

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    April 25th, 2021

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The Motherland Influence presents:

WELCOME!

We’ll be listening around Africa for the first hour…

    The Motherland Influence    April 18th, 2021

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Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Wenge el Paris

WELCOME!

This week, we’ll have music recorded, mostly, after the year 2000.

Our spring fund drive starts on April 21

If you like these more modern sounds, you can donate today and leave a comment with your donation to let me know.

If you like the classic rumba that made Congolese music the most popular and influential music in the diaspora, then you can donate next time (in two weeks) during the fund drive and leave a comment with your donation then.

Please remember:

WRIR is an all-volunteer organization. I can bring you this music only of you donate what you can to keep our equipment working, our lights on and all of the unique programs that we offer coming your way.

Please use that red button at top right of your screen to support Congolese music on the airwaves here in RVA and on the internet across the globe. Every little bit helps.

Thank you!

 

And here’s something  to keep in mind: The Rumba Kings film is coming! The epic first documentary about Congolese rumba is near. Check it out here:

https://www.facebook.com/rumbakingsfilm/

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    April 11th, 2021

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The Motherland Influence presents:

WELCOME!

Some search for hidden gems on this day, so I have done the same.

After some digging in the crates, I have a group of West African vinyl records on hand and, starting in Mali, I’ll share some gems with you, There will be a couple of classic tracks from Senegal in honor of Senegal Independence Day today.

We’ll take a brief foray into the selva costal de Colombia for some wonderous marimba-infused Afro-Colombian guapi music, then go back to Africa.

 

    The Motherland Influence    April 4th, 2021

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Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Yes, we’ll hear a track from this.

WELCOME!

I will be playing a mix of Congolese music today, starting the first hour with music from the late 90s and more contemporary music.

We shall see where we go from there.

As it says on the inner sleeve of the CD shown above, PLAY IT LOUD!

 

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    March 28th, 2021

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The Morning Rush With Jagar presents:

“THE MORNING RUSH WITH JAGAR & WINKSAYS” Bringing you the best in Hip Hop,R&B and Gospel Music……3/28/2021 7am-9am

    The Morning Rush With Jagar    March 28th, 2021

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The Motherland Influence presents:

Starting with some music of the late Senegalese singer Thione Seck.

Then…more

    The Motherland Influence    March 21st, 2021

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Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

WECOME!

Back in 2012, I devoted a program to one of my very favorite singers, the great Josky Kiambukuta Londa.

He passed away in Kinshasa last week and I’m celebrating his life and music again today.

You are invited to listen as we trace his career from “discovery” in the late 60s as he joined Docteur Nico’s African Fiesta Sukisa, his starting l’Orchestre Continental in the early 70s and then joining Franco’s T.P. O.K. Jazz in 1973. He contributed greatly to O.K. Jazz though the 1980s until Franco’s death in 1989. After Le Grand Maitre’s passing, Josky continued with other members of T.P. O.K. Jazz to make many more recordings.

Enjoy this music and share!

If you like what you hear today, you may listen to my 2012 tribute to Josky here:

http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/61772

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    March 14th, 2021

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The Motherland Influence presents:

Welcome!

Lots of African music to start! Today we begin in southern and south east Africa with some classics and some new music form South Africa, Malawi and Zambia.

 

    The Motherland Influence    March 7th, 2021

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