Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pan-African Hour: Big Band! (May 12, 2010)

On this episode we rock big band music from Cuba, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Columbia, Jamaica, South Africa and Guinea. Big brass and woodwind sections, along with pianos, guitars, and lots of percussion. Its the international impact of swing music on styles such as Cumbia, South African Jazz, and Highlife. Special guest, DJ Dizzy (AKA: Shamair) joins us. Music by Augusto Coen and His Golden Casino Orchestra, Beny More, Dolly Rathebe, Bembeya Jazz, Tabu Ley Rochereau and Sam Mangwana, Stan Plange and the Uhuru Dance Band, Lito Barrientos y su Orquesta, La Sonora Cienaguera, The Skatalites, and Mulatu Astake.

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