Archive of recently broadcast shows

Episode 45: Kenyan Electro and more The African Scene in Seattle

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.

Episode 43: From the Archives of African Airwaves

by Doug Paterson

Doug has been slowly digitizing his vinyl library and this week he picks some of his favorites recently encountered in the project.

Episode 42: African Airwaves goes to WOMAD Vol.2

by Hans Kelstrup

Last week, Doug explored 5 decades of South African Jazz. On today’s show, we check in on the vibrant South Africa scene today (MABUTA, SPAZA, Reze Rhota Quartet, Bokani Dyer Trio, Thandi Ntuli, Thabang Tabane), take a detour in Nigeria (Etuk Obong) and round it off with some Afro Jazz from the likes of homegrown talents Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Damon Locks, Idris Ackamoor and Sitka Sun.

Episode 41: Early African Recordings

by Doug Paterson

This week, we explore some of the earliest African music recordings from the 1920s up to the 1950s.

Episode 40: African Airwaves goes to WOMAD Vol.1

by Hans Kelstrup

WOMAD is a 4-day festival in the UK that brings in great acts from all over the world, with a special emphasis on musicians from Africa or inspired by African music. Hans flew out there with his tent and saw as many acts as possible. Here are some of the highlights.