The Motherland Influence presents:

Amadou Ballake, Kante Manfila, Baba Commandant, Kady Diarra

WELCOME!

African, Latin & Caribbean music.

We start with a couple of 1970s classics from Burkina Faso, one of which is Amaou Ballake’s original song about money problems, “Wariko”.

He actually recorded three songs by that name that I know of. We’ll play an 80s song of his by that name, then another 80s song by Kante Manfila of Guinea.

Follow these with two contemporary burning hot “Wariko” songs from Burkina Faso, then MORE!

Yes, MORE! Music from Benin, Cabo Verde, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Martinique and RDCongo. And MORE!

 

    The Motherland Influence    September 18th, 2022

Posted In: Music, Music Shows

Tags: , ,

Leave a Comment

The Motherland Influence presents:

Boats in Colombia                                                                        Boats in Cabo Verde

WELCOME!

The Motherland Influence plays African, Latin & Caribbean music every week.

Today we’ll start by listening to music from Colombia and Cabo Verde then more from Colombia and Cabo Verde,

From accordions to horns, great vocals and deep basslines, complex percussion and guitars. From cumbia to funana – and a whole lot more – there’s a lot of commonality in the music we will play for you today.

You can kick back or kick up some dust.

Later in the program, we’ll spin off to Brazil, Angola, Haiti, Peru and more.

 

    The Motherland Influence    August 21st, 2022

Posted In: Music, Music Shows

Tags: , ,

Leave a Comment

The Motherland Influence presents:

Sory Bamba 1938 – 2022

WELCOME!

African, Latin & Caribbean music.

We start off with a celebration of the late Sory Bamba: songwriter, trumpet player, flautist, leader of Kanaga de Mopti.

He made great music throughout the 70s in Mali.

Today’s first song is a tribute to Sory Bamba by the members of his band.

 

And then? More!

 

    The Motherland Influence    August 7th, 2022

Posted In: Music, Music Shows

Tags: , ,

Leave a Comment

The Motherland Influence presents:

African Latin & Caribbean music.

Where does it come from? Starting with music from the 1930s to the 1950s.

Check the tracklist. Some very cool oldies.

Second half of the show dedicated to Colombian music in celebration of their recent Independence Day.

    The Motherland Influence    July 24th, 2022

Posted In: Music, Music Shows

Tags: , ,

Leave a Comment

The Motherland Influence presents:

Welcome!

African, Latin & Caribbean music.

Let’s start with a classic from Guinea’s Sombory de Fria!

Do you love the music of Arsenio Rodriguez? Me too. We’ll have a track from him as well as salsa from Venezuela and a couple of rare songs from cassettes to celebrate Madagascar’s Independence Day.

Listen for another rarity: the late Congolese guitarist Nene Tshakou recorded with Nigerian artists in 1986.

 

    The Motherland Influence    June 26th, 2022

Posted In: Music, Music Shows

Tags: , ,

Leave a Comment

The Motherland Influence presents:

African, Latin & Caribbean music.

Mali, Brazil, Angola, Haiti, USA, Ghana, Nigeria…More.

New music from Afrodelic, Oriental Brothers International Band and others.

    The Motherland Influence    June 12th, 2022

Posted In: Music, Music Shows

Tags: , ,

The Motherland Influence presents:

African, Latin & Caribbean music.

Cuba, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Congo, Colombia, Brazil, Haiti, Angola and more….

    The Motherland Influence    May 29th, 2022

Posted In: Music, Music Shows

Tags: , ,

The Motherland Influence presents:

African, Latin & Caribbean music.

Burkina Faso, Senegal, Gabon, Guinee-Bissau, Colombia, Venezuela, Cuba, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Cabo Verde, Brazil….more

    The Motherland Influence    May 15th, 2022

Posted In: Music, Music Shows

Tags: , ,

The Motherland Influence presents:

Rudy Gomis live in Central Park

African, Latin & Caribbean music.

Start with my favorite song with the late Rudy Gomis and Orchestra Baobab.

We’ll also have little set of music from Venezuela and Panama and MORE with some Nigerian highlife and east African classics.

A big THANK YOU! to all new and continuing donors.

You love WRIR and we love you!

    The Motherland Influence    May 1st, 2022

Posted In: Music, Music Shows

Tags: , ,

The Motherland Influence presents:

Music for today. And more!

    The Motherland Influence    April 17th, 2022

Posted In: Music, Music Shows

Tags: , ,

Next Page »