Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Pan-African Hour: African Music from the 1920s to the 1950s) (Feb 16, 2011)

The African music industry was somewhat limited prior to countries achieving independence from colonial rule, with many groups having to go abroad to record. Thus the 60s were the first really big decade for African groups/artists recording, and prior to that recordings are more rare, though it depends on which part of Africa your considering (lots more recordings from South Africa, for instance). This episode of the Pan-African Hour explores those earlier years, and so the PAH boys thought it fitting to let their grandpas host the show, live from their rocking chairs at teatime!
Nancy Jacobs - Meadowlands
Dorothy Masuka - Ufikizolo
Aiyeke and his Orchestra - Arise L'Arika
The West African Instrumental Quintet - Adersu
Joshua Mzee Adhiembo - Okech Okelo
Zakaliya Kachali - Walowela Mawa (Tumbuku)
Alwatan Musical Club - Ee, Baba Pakistani (Hey, "Daddy" Pakistani)
Mahikwani Makhuvele/Shangaan Men and Women - Achicatao
Willie Gumede and His Concertina Band - U Gumede
Siti Ganduri and Party of Ras Maalim - Nimekwisha Swalitika
Aronke Macaulay - Juju
Abibu Oluwa and his Group - Aiye Loja
Chippy's Dance Band - Love is A Merry go Round
Beti Kamanga - Chilongozi Waulende Wamoyo Zina Lake Yesu
Egyptian Musical Club - Baadina

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