Global A Go-Go: Oliver Nayoka, Friendly Fire Band, Sam Redmore
90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere
Hosted by Bill Lupoletti.
An hour-long deep dive into eastern Nigeria's Igbo highlife sound, with classics from the 70s and 80s plus new tracks by Oliver Nayoka; songs Charlie Gillett taught me; some new roots reggae; what the Super Bowl hip hop halftime show needed was some cumbia.
Dr. Sir Warrior & The Oriental Brothers International | Nigeria | Ihe Chi Nyerem | Uwa Atualamojo / Ihe Chi Nyerem - Single | Afrodisia | 1973
Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigeria Sound Makers International | Nigeria | Osondi Owendi | Osondi Owendi | Polydor | 1984
Oliver Nayoka | Nigeria | Prince Ndubueze Special | Club Series Chapter One | Odogwu Entertainment / Palenque | 2021
Oliver Nayoka | Nigeria | Njiri Mara Mu Bu Egwu | Aja Wele Wele | Odogwu Entertainment / Palenque | 2021
Prince Nico Mbarga & Rockafil Jazz | Nigeria | Sweet Mother | Sweet Mother | Rogers All Stars | 1976
Sekouba Bambino | Guinee Conakry | It's A Man's Man's Man's World | Sinikan | Stern's Africa | 2002
Terry Hall & Mushtaq | England UK | The Hour Of Two Lights | The Hour Of Two Lights | Honest Jon's | 2003
Joe Dukie & DJ Fitchie | New Zealand | Midnight Marauders | Midnight Marauders - Single | The Drop | 2002
Tiken Jah Fakoly | Cote D'Ivoire-Jamaica | Is It Because I'm Black? (feat Ken Boothe) | Racines | Barclay | 2015
Friendly Fire Band | England UK-Jamaica | Tenament Yard (feat Duane Stephenson) | Rastamantic Riddim | Friendly Fire Music | 2022
Black Am I | Jamaica | Jah In My Corner (feat Kabaka Pyramid) | Jah In My Corner - Single | Ghetto Youths International | 2022
Johnny Clarke | Jamaica | Jah Jah Bless Joshua | Jah Jah Bless Joshua - Single | Justice | 1974
Quantic Y Su Conjunto Los Míticos Del Ritmo | England UK-Colombia | Nuthin' But A "G" Thing (Dre En Cumbia) | Hip Hop En Cumbia | Tru Thoughts | 2011
Sam Redmore | England UK | Get Ur Freak On (Sam Redmore remix) | Bootleg Remixes | unreleased | 2022
Gypsyphonic Disko | USA | Solar Phonic | Nola-Phonic Volume 1 | self-released | 2010
Los Auténticos Decadentes | Argentina | Jurabas Tú (feat Los Palmeras) | Jurabas Tú - Single | Popart | 2022
Radiocumbia | Colombia | El Pipiloco | De Mente Caliente | Polen | 2008
"Global A Go-Go" is hosted by Bill Lupoletti and originally broadcast on WRIR in Richmond, Virginia. Lupoletti writes, "I describe 'Global A Go-Go' as 'music from around the world in the universal language of groove.' In short, you could call it a world music program that emphasizes the danceable over the folkloric. 'Global A Go-Go' is all about decolonizing your ears. My goal with this program is to expand your listening horizon: I want more people to listen to more music from outside their own country, language, culture and comfort zone. You'll hear plenty of newly released music on 'Global A Go-Go,' but I also feature classic and historic recordings on virtually every program. I play music from all continents (OK, not Antarctica) -- if I tallied everything Africa would certainly come in #1 and South America would probably be #2. And I do play music from the USA when it fits the context. For more information go to http://www.globalagogo.com/.