Archive of recently broadcast shows

Episode 34: East Africa in the 60s

by Doug Paterson

East African music in the 60 before Kenya’s benga style became established:  The eclectic sounds of Equator Sound Records and other local labels from finger picking guitar to “twist” to rumba – and a little benga to go!

Episode 33: Music from Sudan Vol.2

by Hans Kelstrup

More great music from Sudan, including some really rare recordings courtesy of

Episode 32: Music of Sudan Vol. 1

by Hans Kelstrup

Full hour of music from Sudan, past and present, including shaigiya music, sabata, funk, retro-pop, hip-hop, beats and more.

Episode 31: More Rare Vinyl - Tanzanian Bands

by Doug Paterson

In a follow-up to our Rare Vinyl from Kenya show, we present the More Rare Vinyl from Tanzanian Bands episode.  (Most of it manufactured in Kenya, nevertheless.)  Some of this music IS available online but often its quality has been severely degraded.  We’re going to show off the brilliance of this music from Les Wanyika, Mbaraka Mwinshehe, Atomic Jazz, NUTA Jazz, and Simba Wanyika as well a feature a new vinyl restoration from Domino Sound’s “Ngoma Tanzania” compilation.  ( 

Plus, one of Mose se Sengo (Fan Fan)’s early Orchestre Somo Somo releases from 1975 in remembrance of his passing on May 3, 2019.

Episode 30: Rare Vinyl from Kenya

by Doug Paterson

Rare vinyl from Kenya is the theme of the show. There is plenty of music from East Africa online and from international CD releases. Yet, there is so much more that has no international presence and, in fact, is even missing today in the countries in which it was produced. This week, we listen to Tanzanian, Kenyan, and Congolese rumba released from Nairobi; music that today is rare and, without some kind of systematic archiving, possibly endangered.