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Saturday, September 22, 2007 Options
Ken Braun of Sterns Music on Tabu Ley Rochereau

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Ken Braun is US head of the exemplary world music label / distributor Sterns Music, whose great strength is African popular music. Ken just produced a definitive 2-cd anthology covering the golden years of the seminal Congolese bandleader Tabu Ley Rochereau: The Voice of Lightness, Congolese Classics 1961-1977 (Sterns). He also wrote extensive liner notes. On today's show explores the life and times of Tabu Ley Rochereau, one of the most influential figures in the history of African Popular Music. We also sample a few other recent Sterns releases.

Links: http://www.sternsmusic.com + http://www.sternsmusic.com/disk_info.php?id=STCD3027-28 specifically for the Tabu Ley anthology.

Banning Eyre’s informative review of the Tabu Ley Rochereau set for the Afropop site is here.

A relatively recent Tabu Ley interview (translated into English) on the excellent Radio France music site: http://www.rfimusique.com/musiqueen/articles/060/article_7054.asp

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Tabu Ley Rochereau: Succes African Jazz Options / The Voice of Lightness / Sterns / *

Tabu Ley Rochereau: N'daya Paradis Options / The Voice of Lightness / Sterns / *

Tabu Ley Rochereau: Mama Ida Options / The Voice of Lightness / Sterns / *

Tabu Ley Rochereau: Mokolo Nakokufa Options / The Voice of Lightness / Sterns / *

Tabu Ley Rochereau: Mokitani Ya Wendo Options / The Voice of Lightness / Sterns / *

Tabu Ley Rochereau: Christine Options / The Voice of Lightness / Sterns / *

Tabu Ley Rochereau: Songo + Songo = Songi-Songi Options / The Voice of Lightness / Sterns / *

Tabu Ley Rochereau: Aon Aon Options / The Voice of Lightness / Sterns / *

Tabu Ley Rochereau: Karibou ya Bintou Options / The Voice of Lightness / Sterns / *

Tabu Ley Rochereau: Adeito Options / The Voice of Lightness / Sterns / *

Bembeya Jazz National: Moussogbe Options / The Syliphone Years / Sterns / *

Tropical Djoli Band de Faranah: Soko Options / Authenticite / Sterns

Rail Band: Mali Cebalenw Options / Soundiata / Sterns / *

Madilu System: Aminata Options / La Bonne Humeur / Sterns / *
Forthcoming release

17 Hippies: Schattenmann Options / Heimlich / Hipster / *

Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi: Svalava Kozatshok Options / Borsht with Bread, Brothers / Arc Music / *

Balkan Beat Box: Balcasio Options / Nu Med / JDub

Axiom of Choice: Mystics and Fools Options / Unfolding / Narada World
Vocals: Mamak Khadem




Listener comments!

  Sat. 9/22/07 6:17pm Curt Gardner:

Listening in a wifi way today in Utrecht (the Netherlands), great to hear this material!
  Sat. 9/22/07 6:52pm julian:

ahhh - such beautiful sounds for a hazy Sunday morning in Japan. Arigatou!
  Sat. 9/22/07 7:55pm marianne:

What an amazing guest!!! Lovlely music. Thanks Rob
  Sat. 9/22/07 8:20pm slugluv1313:

hey Rob!

great show!

fascinating, BEAUTIFUL music! again, from someone with whom i am totally unfamiliar . . . THANKS SO MUCH!!!
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