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Saturday, September 22, 2007
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)
Sat. 9/22/07 6:17pm
Listening in a wifi way today in Utrecht (the Netherlands), great to hear this material!
Sat. 9/22/07 6:52pm
ahhh - such beautiful sounds for a hazy Sunday morning in Japan. Arigatou!
Sat. 9/22/07 7:55pm
What an amazing guest!!! Lovlely music. Thanks Rob
Sat. 9/22/07 8:20pm
fascinating, BEAUTIFUL music! again, from someone with whom i am totally unfamiliar . . . THANKS SO MUCH!!!