Monday, April 20, 2009

Trip through the francophone world...

We covered almost all of our bases today, traveling from subsaharan Africa (excellent new album by Daby Toure and Skip McDonald!) over to the Antilles and the Indian Ocean, then went through the francophone Middle East from East to West (i.e. Lebanon -> Morocco), and then ended up in France with some good old-fashioned swing. And hey, you'll even find some songs in Portuguese and Hindi in this show!!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Madagascar special, old-fashioned & western music, and the Antilles

Due to the recent violence in Madagascar, we are having a special with Madagascar music, sending out our wishes that peace will soon return to the island. Check out Jaojoby, Rajery and their friends, and then stay with us as we explore the influence that western and country music has recently had on the French scene! Mémo and Louis Coumian provide a more classic sound to the show, and eventually we make it out to the French Antilles, with Lynnsha, Francisco, and of course our old acquaintances from Kassav'...