The majority of the program is taken from the excellent 2CD compilation entitled Desert Blues 2 Reves D'Oasis dedicated to the desert blues music and musicians bordering the Sahara desert; featuring contributions from Cheb Mami, Rokia Traore, Mansour Seck, Djelimady Tounkara, Momo Wandel Soumah, Djelli Moussa Diawarra & Bob Brozman and many more.
(CD 22762 Network label)
Tracks played in order as follows.
Daymallah- Majid Bekkas
Lees Waxul - Yande Codou Sene & Youssou n' Dour
Mouso Teke Soma Ye - Boubacar Traore
Laidu - Rokia Traore
Almany - Djeli Moussa Diawara & Bob Brozman
Felenko Yefe - Momo Wandel Soumah
Mande Djeliou - Djelimady Tounkara
Trab - Cheb Mami
Sufi Dialogue - Soliman Gamil
Azara al hay - Rasha
Aitma - Tartit
Yango - Mounsour Seck
It took something like two years to put this compilation together, Starting with over 1000 tracks, this compilation has 26 of the best pieces of music you will ever hear of North & West African music.
The great Calypso singer The Mighty Sparrow will be performing live on Saturday night at The Enmore Theatre here in Sydney. I hope that some of the regular local listeners will be able to attend what will be an amazing night of high energy music. If you haven't already bought tickets don't hesitate. This legendary performer will be putting on a very energetic performance and guarantees to get you out of your seats and in the aisles dancing. More information at www.jaslynhallpresents.com. I will be playing one or two tracks by the man himself on tonight's program.
Last week's interview with George Sapounidis aka Chairman George is also now available for download at www.globalgroove.blogspot.com