Archive of recently broadcast shows

Episode 48: From the Archives of African Airwaves

by Doug Paterson

The “Wanyika Bands” were a dominant segment of the Kenya music scene in the 1970s and 80s.  It all started with the Brothers Kinyonga from Tanzania and their Simba Wanyika but soon branched into a major musical genre in Kenya with Les Wanyika, Wanyika Stars, and more.  There is plenty of great music to enjoy in this Intro but it’s impossible to do more than scratch the surface.  We’ll definitely revisit the Wanyika Bands in coming shows.

Episode 47: Music of Malawi

by Hans Kelstrup

Music from Malawi, from field recordings to remixes of them, from songs of lament to songs of joy, and from rural to big city vibes (yes, even an afrobeats tune). And hear the xylophonic bellowing of the ground hornbill!

Episode 10 (throwback!): Tanzania

by Doug Paterson

Throwback episode featuring Tanzanian dance music, Muziki wa Dansi!

Episode 46: West African Female Vocalists

by Doug Paterson

African Airwaves puts the spotlight on female vocalists from French-speaking West Africa.  It’s Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, and more on AA this week.

Episode 45: Kenyan Electro and more

by Hans Kelstrup

Hour-long mix of music from Hans, moving from electronic Kenyan vibes to indie-rock / Afro fusion to Brazilian music with Welsh lyrics.

Episode 44: From the 365 Series

by Doug Paterson

In the 1990s, SonoDisc released a series of 103 CD compilations (beginning with 36501), based on previous releases of Congolese music in France on the African label.  This week, we feature selections from the 365 Series.