Podcast: Out Of Africa #17

In this show, we travel through the sounds of fado, desert blues, afro-Cuban jazz, afro-Cuban, afrobeat, Arabic reggae, and reggae!

We kick off the show with the melancholic voice of Mariza, from Portugal, in “Quem me Dera”, a song was written for her by the Angolan singer-songwriter Matias Damásio. We are then joined by Ballaké Cissoko feat Patrick Messina e Vincent Segal in “Jeur Sur la Symphonie”. Afterward, we travel to Europe accompanied by the classics of Jacques Brel and Charles Aznavour, “Ne me quite pás” and “La Bohème”, respectively.

We come back home, to Africa, with Sona Jobarteh, Rokia Traore, Nahawa Doumbia, and Fatoumata Diawara! We then continue our trip through world music, taking an African perspective, and finish with “War”, a reinterpretation of Bob Marley’s hit, by Neissatou & Nikkle Mai which is sung in Arabic and Japanese!!

Music is the glue that connects humanity as ONE!

(Aired on the Angolan National Radio on the 30th of June 2021)

  1. Mariza – Quem me Dera [from Mariza; Warner Music Portugal, 2018]
  2. Ballaké Cissoko – Jeur Sur la Symphonie feat Patrick Messina e Vincent Segal [from Djourou; No Format,2021]
  3. Jacques Brel Ne me quite pás [from Brel – Integrale 1953-1977; Barclay, 2018]
  4. Charles AznavourLa Bohème [from Volume 7 – La Bohème; Barclay, 1967]
  5. Sona JobartehMammuso [from Fasiya; West African Guild Records, 2011]
  6. Rokia TraoreKa Moun Ke [from Beautiful Africa; Nonesuch, 2013]
  7. Nahawa DoumbiaKanawa [from Kanawa; Awesome Tapes From Africa, 2021]
  8. Fatoumata Diawara – Nterini [from Fenfo; Montuno Producciones Y Eventos, S.L, 2018]
  9. Dayme Arocena – Para El Amor [from Sonocardiogram; Brownswood Recordings, 2019]
  10. Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band – Arroz Com Pollo [from Gilles Peterson Presents: Havana Cultura Anthology; Brownswood Recordings, 2016]
  11. Peter King Shango [from Nigeria 70 (The Definitive Story of 1970’s Funky Lagos); Strut, 2001]
  12. Yaaba FunkHwe Hwe Um Na Yi Wompena [from Afrobeast; Yaabaphone, 2010]
  13. Monomono – Tire Loma Da Nigbegin [from Nigeria 70 (The Definitive Story of 1970’s Funky Lagos); Strut, 2001]
  14. Brand New Wayo – Mixed Grill [from Brand New Wayo – Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983; Comb & Razor Sound, 2011]
  15. Segun Robert – Big Race [from Brand New Wayo – Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983; Comb & Razor Sound, 2011]
  16. A-Wa Al Asad [from Bayti Fi Rasi; La Sis, 2019]
  17. Alborosie Give Thanks [from Sound The System; Greensleves Records,2013]
  18. Marcia Griffiths e Tiken Jah FakoliBlack Tears (Remix) [from Black Tears (Remix); Donsome Records, 2021]
  19. Neissatou & Nikkle Mai – War [from Pay It All Back Vol 7; On-U Sound, 2019]



– Listen in to all of Out of Africa previous episodes HERE –


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