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Saturday, August 29, 2015 Options
Banning Eyre, biographer of Thomas Mapfumo, with special guest musician Chartwell Dutiro.

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Writer, musician and Afropop Worldwide radio producer Banning Eyre joins us to discuss Lion Songs, his new biography of iconic Zimbabwean musician Thomas Mapfumo.

Plus a special performance by singer and mbira virtuoso Chartwell Dutiro, a former member of Mapfumo's band.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Spanglish Fly: Me Gusta Mi Bicicleta Options / New York Boogaloo / Chaco World Music / * (0:00:00 )

John Hollenbeck: Man of Constant Sorrow Options / Songs I Like a Lot / Sunnyside Records (0:06:07 )

Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited: Shumba Options / Lion Songs / Lion Songs / * (0:20:07 )

Thomas Mapfumo & the Acid Band: Pamoro Chete Options / Lion Songs / Lion Songs / * (0:37:35 )

Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited: Jojo Options / Lion Songs / Lion Songs / * (1:05:13 )

Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited: Bukatiende Options / Lion Songs / Lion Songs / * (1:10:43 )

Chartwell Dutiro and Members of Timbila: Bukatiende (Live on WFMU) Options / Unreleased / N/A (1:21:23 )

Chartwell Dutiro and Members of Timbila: Chikende (Live on WFMU) Options / Unreleased / N/A (1:31:38 )

Chartwell Dutiro and Members of Timbila: Chiniyanaga (Live on WFMU) Options / Unreleased / N/A (1:42:47 )

Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited: Ndiyani Wapardza Musha Options / Lion Songs / Lion Songs / * (1:54:16 )

Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited: Ndangariro Options / Lion Songs / Lion Songs / *

Joan Soriano: Maria Elena ay Dios Options / Ya Decidi / IASO / * (2:33:24 )

Toto la Momposina: Chi Chi Mani Options / Tambolero / Real World / * (2:37:35 )

Bil Aka Kora: Avouyou Options / Dibayagui / CD Run / * (2:41:28 )
Sept 5 (Sat): Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, Harlem

The Actions: Hide and Seek Options / Various Artists: Next Stop Soweto, Vol. 4: Zulu Rock, Afro-Disco and Mbaqanga, 1975-1985 / Strut / * (2:44:22 )

Rizan Said: The Impossible Arab Kurd Options / King of Keyboard / Annihaya / * (2:53:38 )



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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/29/15 6:06pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Greetings and salutations! Welcome back Rob, you've had an eventful week or so. Congrats to you and the lovely Katie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 8/29/15 6:08pm Hugh:

Nice kickoff! I listened to the test pressing vinyl for Spanglish Fly's rekkid yesterday with Jonny Semi-Colon!
Avatar    Sat. 8/29/15 6:09pm Rob W:

Good evening Hugh, Karen and everyone, thanks for listening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 8/29/15 6:23pm Brian in UK:

Evening Rob. Prime Thomas. Dancing round the room.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 8/29/15 6:25pm Brian in UK:

......and Banning. Really enjoyed In Griot Time.
  Sat. 8/29/15 6:31pm Melissa:

Awesome show! Hi Banning- Melissa and Jim sending you love....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 8/29/15 6:42pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi Rob and folks. Nice line-up tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/29/15 6:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...discussion of African Guitar =s happy me : ) ...
  Sat. 8/29/15 7:49pm wilbur twinhorse:

Thanks for the great live music Rob. If Mapfumo now resides in Eugene, Or., does anyone know if he is familiar with the American Mbira player, Richard Crandell?
  Sat. 8/29/15 8:21pm Melissa:

wonderful show. Thank you
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/29/15 8:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- yes - Thank You Rob & to your esteemed Guests!
- Fascinating & informative discussions. & the music uplifting & celebratory, yet w/ gravitas & a kind of evenly-measured confidence, grounding - Spirit Music indeed!
Thanks Again for bringing us the World !
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 8/29/15 8:55pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
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