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Saturday, October 21, 2006 Options
Kaleta + Concert Previews / Mixed Bag

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Kaleta – the band – is a West African pop band that fuses rhythms and melodies of traditional African music with those of Western pop music. The result is a captivating mixture of African folk, JuJu, and high-life music, laced with R&B reggae and rock; the sound is exotic, yet familiar. The lyrics are in native West African languages including Yoruba (Nigeria), Fon and Goun (Benin), and Ewe (Togo), as well as in French and English. The band has members from across the globe.

Kaleta – the bandleader – is a composer, percussionist, lead vocalist, and guitarist. He has performed on world tours and recorded numerous albums with African musicians, such as King Sunny Ade, Femi Kuti, Fela Kuti. Kaleta is a former member of Shina Peters’ Afro-JuJu band in Nigeria.

On this show we hear a great set from Kaleta’s wide-ranging Afropop formation, simply known as Kaleta. Kaleta also fronts two excellent Afrobeat bands, his own Zozo Afrobeat and Akoya.

Websites: http://www.kaletamusic.com / http://www.zozoafrobeat.com / http://www.akoyamusic.com.

Thanks to Chris Stubbs for another great engineering job, with able assistance from apprentices Jake Aron and Dan Zlotsky.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Googoosh: Kouh Options / Best of Googoosh, Vol. 2: Mordab / Allegro
"Mountain"

Milton Nascimento: Pieta Options / Pieta / Savoy Jazz

Kinka: Wahala Options / Beads / Rudiments / *
Featuring Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble

Macaco: Todos Options / Entre Raices Y Antenas / EMI

Gotan Project: Arrabal Options / Lunatico / XL

Aterciopelados: Estuche Options / Evolucion / Sony

DJ Click: Malful Reaction Options / Labesse / No Fridge / *

Amparanoia: Caravane Options / Rebeldia Con Alegria / EMI

Refugee All Stars: Akera Ka Abonshor Options / Refugee All Stars of Sierra Leone / Refugee All Stars

Opiyo Bilongo and Bilongo Golden Stars: Yuak Debe Sauti Moja Options / What Do People Want? / Kanyo / *

La Cumbiamba Eneye: Fiestas de Mi Tierra Options / Marioneta / Chonta / *

Carlos Vives: Gallito de Caramelo Options / El Rock de Mi Pueblo / EMI

Sergent Garcia: Yo Me Voy Pa' La Cumbia Options / Mascaras / Labels France / *

Pistolera: Track 8 Options / Siempre Hay Salida
Pre-release

Pablo Mayor y Folklore Urbano: Al Alboroto Options / Baile / Chonta
c/o Calabashmusic.com

Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Pa' Gozar Options / Un Gran Dia en el Barrio / Rope-a-Dope

Willie Colon: Camino Al Barrio Options / El Baquine de Angelitos Negros / Fania / *

Willie Colon: Son Guajira del Encuentro Options / El Baquine de Angelitos Negros / Fania / *

Luminescent Orchestrii: Freilach / Rabbi in Palestine Options / Too Hot to Sleep / Charm

Joanna Slowinska: Wait For Me Options / Live in Alchemia / Wydawnictwo / *

Kaiku: The Singer's Rant Options / Here We Dance / Kaiku / *

Nordik Tree: Poppis Options / Nordik Tree / NDT / *

Lucky Oceans: First Flight Options / Secret Steel / Head / *

Extra Golden: It's Not Easy Options / Ok-Oyot System / Thrill Jockey / *

Kaleta: Percussions Options
Live in the studio

Kaleta: Harambe Options
Live in the studio

Kaleta: Ayessi Options
Live in the studio

Kaleta: Gbeto Magnon Options
Live in the studio

Kaleta: Gogowe Options
Live in the studio

Kaleta: Ijoya Options
Live in the studio

Kaleta: Hogbonou Options
Live in the studio



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