In the August edition of African hip hop radio, your hosts Amal and J4 do what they do best – find the best grooves of today and days gone by, play them out nicely and discuss what’s on. Indeed the playlist is all over the place again, from the first single off Fredy Massamba’s forthcoming album to the dream team of Nneka, TY and Blitz on one track, and from a Afrobeats remix of a Ethiopian tune by Yegna to the sample source of Spoek Mathambo’s ‘Awufuni’.
Tanzanians listening in may remember ‘Banchikicha’, a children’s song immortalized in the early 70s by afrorock/beat group Sunburst. And to continue in the category of ‘Hardly Googleable’, J4 brings out an LP by Ghanaian 80s singer Nan Mayen which is a weird crossover of electro, highlife and boogie. Some more reminiscing in the second hour as we look out for the upcoming Dj Gioumanne mix.
Then, to set the record straight about the Daraja Walk with HHP (and NOT Tumi, sorry guys), there is a dedicated website which explains the concept in short – find it here and check out the slick promo video. Follow HHP‘s efforts via Twitter: @DarajaWalk and if you come across him, extend our greetings! Not a small achievement.
To our Amsterdam listeners – if you’re in town this coming weekend (8th of September), join us at MC Toko (the restaurant/bar at MC theater) for another edition of Doin’ it in the Park. With deejays and special guests – check out the Facebook event page for updates and address info. Entrance is FREE.
Playlist African hip hop radio August 2013
TY – Let’s start
Blitz the Ambassador, Nneka and Ty – Bisa
Fredy Massamba – Unity ft Tumi
MC Solaar – Relations Humaines
Zaid – Who dat remix
Saigon – Rudia
Gaston Feat Souleymane Faye – Beuss bi Gadouna Beussam
Idrissa Diop & Cheikh Tidiane Tall (Le Sahel) – Caridad
Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje – Awufuni Ukulandela Na?
Spoek Mathambo – Awufuni
Djeff – Kissange
Yegna – Abet – Remix by Silvastone
Faarrow – Say My Name
Sarkodie – Illuminati
Nan Mayen – Echinchin Echinchin
Petite noir – Noire
Chosan – Hoodie on
Zimkid Wamambo – Spazz Out
X Plastaz ft Fid Q & Bamba Nazar – Africa
Ernesto Djedje – Zibote
Sunburst – Simba ang’uruma part 2 (Banchikicha)
Blo – Mind walk
Bella Njoh – Ebolo