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Music for the Masses: Africa Rocks! #10

Feb 18, 2024: 1pm - 3pm
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How does Africa rock? Let us count the ways. Part 10 of this continuing series dives deep into the realm of rock fusion from north, south, east, west, and central Africa, from the 1960s to the present. Replete with searing guitars, driving rhythms, punching basslines, swirling keyboards, hard-hitting horns and more – with universal themes such as love, politics and the human condition.

"Music for the Masses" invites you on an excursion of sound and rhythm. Discover the music of established and emerging artists, both signed and unsigned, on the international music scene. For the avid globe-hopper and armchair traveler alike. You might want to pack a map and a sandwich. Catskill resident "DJ Neva" is an ethnomusicologist, producer, and long-time cultural activist, specializing in music from the entire African continent, as well as the Caribbean and Latin America, the Maghreb and Middle East, and the Roma (Gypsy) diaspora. Formerly the producer of "Continental Drift" on WBAI-FM and New York International on Haitian community station Radio Soleil in NYC. The show is broadcast live from Catskill, NY.

Playlists and more information here.

Selection of original DJ mixes here.

  • The Question Is How Fast / Superchunk
  • Amanaz / Amanaz
  • Mabala / Yahoos
  • Almaz Eyasebkush / Hailu Mergia feat. Dahlak Band
  • B. B. Gasy / Los Pépitos Et Leur Ensemble
  • Ashkaru / Hoodna Orchestra
  • Uurkan Kaadonaya (I Want You) / Groupe RTD
  • Break Through / Marijata
  • Izahay Mpamita / Mahaleo
  • Karambani / Terakaft
  • Mariama / Fangool
  • Mad Man / Mike Nyoni and Born Free
  • Konya / Basa Basa
  • Djegnogo Djougou / Zani Diabaté
  • Free Music II / Najib Alhoush, The Free Music
  • Trouble / Positive Radical Sound
  • First There Is a Mountain / Zorro Five
  • Ibe / Sia Tolno
  • Gasbah Trinsiti / Sofiane Saidi
  • You Sold Me a Dream / Jupiter & Okwess
  • Ogende / Siti & the Band
  • Ain't Sittin' Down Doin' Nothing / The Drive
  • Foqt Foqt / Rachid Taha
  • Ozali / Jantra
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