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August 11, 2019

Playlist for Thursday August 8 2019 heard on KALW radio San Francisco


Intro theme song/ Vusy Mahlasela/Nakupenda Africa/South Africa

The Garifuna Collective/ Uganu/Belize
The Gambia Sessions/Tumaranke/Gambia
The Garifuna Collective/Magidi/B...

March 7, 2019


Thursday Feb 28, 2019 as heard on KALW Radio 91.7fm


Check Lo/bouldi tamale/Senegal

Youssou Ndour/louelo/Senegal

Amadou and  Mariam/bofou safou/Mali

Mahotella Queens/kumnyana endlini/South Africa

Cesaria Evora/Zinha/Cape Vert

Jerri Jhetto/manga...

February 4, 2017

Interview of Ivorian songstress Dobet  Gnahore in San Francisco bay area.

Her first U.S.visit in northern California. Interview conducted in the town of Saratoga in the silicon valley where she was performing with South Africa’s Vusi Mahlasela and Malian artist Habib K...

September 13, 2016

Manou N'Guessan Gallo is a musician from Cote d’Ivoire. Brought up by her grandmother, Gallo first performed at the age of 12 and went on to become a success, touring in various African countries such as Burkina Faso, Mali,Togo and Benin as well  recording four albums....

February 18, 2015

Music is a nice way to spread the word. Like sport, it builds bridges between nations and communities but it is also a weapon to bring changes in the world. Here in the San Francisco bay area, we are fortunate to have a vast pool of talents. Many yet to be discovered a...

November 27, 2014

The 1989 global ivory trade ban did not save the elephants, Africa’s gentle giants. Lack of reinforcing the law didn’t have teeth to protect the elephants. Today, a new breed of poachers well organized and highly financed by mafia and terrorist organizations are violen...

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