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Sounds ripped from cassettes & CDs found in immigrant-run mom & pop stores. Deconstructed icons. Field recordings. Sonic mayhem from the far corners of the internet.

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Options May 6, 2015: Radio Nigeria
A three hour firestorm of afrobeat apala, breakcore calypso funk, hip-hop juju, fuji garage rock, psychedelic school band and much more.

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time

Music behind DJ:
Bodega Pop 

Intro   Options

Bodega Pop Live 



Tech-Zilla  Let's Start   Options Fela Kuti + Ginger Baker Live!: Remixed  2012  Nigeria  0:03:59 (Pop‑up)
Wunmi  Good Foot Charlie   Options   2007  U.K. / Nigeria  0:06:44 (Pop‑up)
Harry Mosco  Usassa Funk   Options For You Specially  1978  Nigeria  0:12:47 (Pop‑up)
Lijadu Sisters  Sunshine   Options Sunshine  1978  Nigeria  0:17:22 (Pop‑up)
Dizzy K  Feel Alright   Options Be My Friend  1983  Nigeria / U.K.  0:23:42 (Pop‑up)
Sandra Izsadore  Nigeria   Options Nigeria  2011  USA  0:26:56 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:

Rise Up (Two Two Flip)   Options

Animal Science 


Nigeria (I think) 

0:31:39 (Pop‑up)
The Black Hippies  Doing in the Street   Options The Black Hippies  1976  Nigeria  0:40:42 (Pop‑up)
Christy Essien-Igbokwe  Take Life Easy   Options One Understanding  1979  Nigeria  0:45:00 (Pop‑up)
Super Mambo 69  Sweeper Soul   Options Afro-Rock Vol. 1  2001  Nigeria  0:49:05 (Pop‑up)
Unsung Heroes & Ty feat. Breis  Right Here in Front of You   Options The Rough Guide to African Rap  2004  Nigeria  0:52:18 (Pop‑up)
Segun Bucknor  You Killing Me   Options Poor Man No Get Brother: Assembly & Revolution 1969-1975  2002  Nigeria  0:56:18 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Das Yahoos 

Mabala   Options

Afro-Rock Vol. 1 



0:59:25 (Pop‑up)
Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestros  Tisha   Options Big Sound  1969  Nigeria  1:06:34 (Pop‑up)
Joni Maastrup  Give the Beggar A Chance   Options Flashback    Nigeria  1:08:42 (Pop‑up)
Lagbaja  Gra Gra   Options Me  2000  Nigeria  1:11:38 (Pop‑up)
Eva  I Done Did It   Options The GIGO Ep  2011  Nigeria  1:16:23 (Pop‑up)
Rolling Stone and His Traditional Aces  Igha Suo Gamwen   Options Marvellous Boy: Calypso From West Africa  2009  Nigeria  1:20:19 (Pop‑up)
Tunji Oleyana and the Benders  Ifa   Options Nigeria 70  1975  Nigeria  1:23:19 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The Mebusas 

Son of Mr. Bulldog   Options

Afro Baby The Evolution Of The Afro-Sound In Nigeria 1970-79 



1:28:15 (Pop‑up)
Elejah Choir  Jubilee Anthem   Options Secret Museum Of Mankind Vol. 1 - Ethnic Music Classics: 1925-48    Nigeria  1:35:51 (Pop‑up)
Richard Abe Brown Band  Bara Sanabo Bara   Options Opika Pende: Africa at 78 RPM    Nigeria  1:38:39 (Pop‑up)
Haruna Ishola  Pariboto Riboto   Options Lagos All Routes    Nigeria  1:41:34 (Pop‑up)
Obi Wuru Otu Dance Group of Ihiagwa-Owerri  Track 3   Options Nwanyi Ma Obi Di Ya    Nigeria  1:43:58 (Pop‑up)
Chief Akunwata Ozoemana Nsugbe  Onwu Ama Onye Ukwu   Options Omenana    Nigeria  1:49:15 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Super Doeths 

Wind Melody Instrumental   Options

We Got to Dance 



1:55:29 (Pop‑up)
King Sunny Ade  E Saiye Re   Options Synchro System  1983  Nigeria  2:03:56 (Pop‑up)
Fela Kuti  Olulufe Mi   Options   1969  Nigeria, not sure if the date is correct or not, but it's early I believe  2:09:32 (Pop‑up)
B.L.O.  Whole Lot of Shit   Options Chapters and Phases: The Complete Albums 1973-1975  2009  Nigeria  2:14:55 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:

We Are Out Together (Instrumental)   Options

Chapters and Phases: The Complete Albums 1973-1975 



2:19:54 (Pop‑up)
Wrinkar Experience  Fuel for Love   Options Flashback  1998  Nigeria  2:25:49 (Pop‑up)
Tiwa Savage  Love Me Love Me Love Me   Options   2011  Nigeria  2:30:28 (Pop‑up)
SB  Up Nigeria, feat. RUK   Options F1  2014  USA / Nigeria  2:33:32 (Pop‑up)
The Funkees  Ogbu Achara   Options Dancing Time: The Best of Eastern Nigeria's Afro Rock Exponents 1973-77    Nigeria  2:37:44 (Pop‑up)
Weird MC  African Woman   Options   1999  Nigeria  2:41:32 (Pop‑up)
2face Idibia  See Me So   Options Grass 2 Grace  2007  Nigeria  2:46:01 (Pop‑up)
Omawumi  Somori   Options Lasso of Truth  2013  Nigeria  2:50:40 (Pop‑up)
The Hygrades  Somebody's Gotta Lose or Win   Options The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia In 1970s Nigeria    Nigeria  2:54:10 (Pop‑up)
William Onyeabor  Try and Try   Options Tomorrow  1979  Nigeria  2:56:46 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Catrina Paslaru 

Hei La Bodega   Options

Hei La Bodega - Carnaval! 



3:00:10 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 7:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...band practice postponed - I am here !
...this gonna be good...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Gary:

Howdy, Rev Rab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Polyus:

Heh, I have to head out to band practice in a bit, Rev. But first, a little Bodega Pop.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Gary:

Polyus! I have no band to practice with ... I feel so ... naked!
Avatar 7:07pm ndbob:

Heya Gary and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Gary:

Hiya, Bob!
Avatar 7:08pm tim abdellah:

What up Gary and all! Daaaaaaaaaaaamn!!! This rules!
  7:10pm Poodlecannon:

Mister twister is here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Gary:

Woo-hoo! Tim! Poodlecannon!
Avatar 7:15pm steve:

heyyyy Gary
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm Gary:

  7:21pm Jill B.:

Hi Gary and everyone listening in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm Gary:

Hey, Mom! How are you?
  7:22pm Jill B.:

Gary...all is well here in Corvallis Land!
Avatar 7:28pm tim abdellah:

Anyone in the SF Bay Area - the Lijadu Sisters are dong a free show at Stanford University this Friday: arts.stanford.edu...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm Gary:

Whoa, Tim -- lucky you guys! Are you going?
Avatar 7:31pm tim abdellah:

I wish I could, go, but I think Friday is going to be tough :(
Avatar 7:33pm glenn:

today in "hey. uncle michael, check out the alliteration". -torontoist.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm listener james from westwood:

How do, Gary and all!! In from just about the start, and happy to have the hefty dose of Nigerian tunes!
  7:39pm Doug Schulkind:

Gary Bodegakulapo-Kuti!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Gary:

Glenn! James! Doug! Y'all snuck in on me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm listener james from westwood:

Had to attend to some dishes (i.e., find an empty spot under the carpet) but now I'm in!
Avatar 7:44pm glenn:

we're sneaky that way. especially doug. he's a ninjer.
Avatar 7:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...one step over the bump where l. james' dishes are under there, & it'll tip me to ☆ing this episode awlready...
Avatar 7:54pm glenn:

and tonight in "could you possibly be any more batshit crazy"?business.financialpost.com...
  7:55pm MrFab:

C'mon Gary, admit it: this all-Naija special was inspired by last weeks' discussion of Chief Kooffreh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Gary:

Aha! I think that actually was it, Mr. Fab :)
Avatar 7:56pm ndbob:

@glenn Well the governor of Texas comes in a close second
Avatar 7:57pm glenn:

chief koofreh's a nut. in a really good way.
Avatar 7:58pm ndbob:

Avatar 8:01pm ndbob:

time to go- - excellent first hour Gary! - catch the rest on the archive
Avatar 8:04pm glenn:

i read it as jade helm, 15 and thought it might have been jesse's granddaughter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm Gary:

See ya, Bob!
  8:23pm MrFab:

Ha, this is a cover of Chubby Checker's "Limbo Rock."
Avatar 8:27pm northguineahills:

Good fun, Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm Gary:

NGH! Howdy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm listener james from westwood:

"How to Wreck a Nice Beach" is indeed worth the read, but such TINY TYPE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38pm Gary:

I broke down long ago and bought the Rite Aid reading glasses, James, so I'm set :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm Mike East:

was supposed to leave work 40 minutes ago, but on the bright side, I've been enjoying the show, Gary. Thanks for your selections
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm Gary:

Hey, Mike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm Mike East:

Hey Gary. Been a while. Caught your TSP fillin a few weeks back. Good to hear you again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm Gary:

Thanks -- it was a thrill to get to interview John & Nate. And, holy bejeebus, Nate's records!
Avatar 8:45pm glenn:

wreck beach is the nude beach in vancouver. just sayin'
Avatar 8:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

So is watching 'Don't Think I've Forgotten' like getting kicked in the guts? I imagine it would bowl me over completely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm Gary:

RevRab, it's a terrific movie that makes you feel great and then, yeah, when things turn south, it's just -- well, I cried. Kind of a lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm Gary:

@Glenn, does Vancouver ever get *warm* enough for nudity? ... :)
  8:48pm Doug Schulkind:

Track 3! Track wee!
Avatar 8:49pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- yeah we think it's profound when an American Garage Band was broken up by the draft...
Avatar 8:49pm glenn:

i imagine it must. i haven't been in 30 years, so i don't really remember.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm Mike East:

@Gary - they rehearsed for the Cambodia Rocks shows in our studios here. Not sure if your guests came here at all, but there were a whole lot of Cambodians for sure. Nice guys, all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Mike East:

...and girls
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Gary:

I'm pretty sure John and Nate were there -- they were driving them around everywhere, I think -- and, by the way, how awesomely lucky is that? Did you get to listen in much?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm Mike East:

yeah, a bit...they were in the farthest room from my office though, so mostly just when I went to the bathroom.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Mike East:

and yes, very lucky...a perk of a job where sometimes I have to stay an hour+ past when I thought I'd already be on my way to the train.
Avatar 9:06pm tim abdellah:

G'nite Gary! Gotta hit the road. Thx as always for the generous grooves!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm Gary:

Here's Doug's Fela show from 2013, on what would have been Fela's 75th Birthday: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm Gary:

Night, Tim! So nice to see you again -- going to have to drag you out here to do a show with, someday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm Ike:

Nice sounds!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm Gary:

Hey Ike! I was working Sunday and couldn't make the Indonesian thing -- did you go?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm coelacanth:

oh i missed most of a nigerian program. i'll come back to this archive for sure!
Hi Gary Hi All!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm Ike:

Yeah, but only briefly -- I had a lot of transit problems getting there (a sick passenger shut the trains down). And it was pretty warm out there in that parking lot. So I grabbed some kind of jackfruit-and-cabbage-based thing w/rice and scrammed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm Gary:

Hey, Coelacanth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm Mike East:

you think one can make it in a cab from 55th&11th to Penn Station in ten minutes? no, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm Gary:

Uh, oh. Blame Fela, Mike!
Avatar 9:34pm northguineahills:

@Mike: Possible, not necessarily likely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm Mike East:

yeah, I ain't gonna risk it...I'd rather not spend the money only to have to be at Penn Station for another 40 minutes when I miss my train. Looks like I'm here for the remainder!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm Gary:

We'll try to make it worth the stay, Mike :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40pm Mike East:

I know you will, Gary. Been great so far
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40pm coelacanth:

Gary, have you ever done an all-zimbabwean show?
...Kenya? ...actually i'd be interested in all shows dedicated to one african region.
at one point in my life (much of the 80s) i became so disenchanted with american/english music that for years i listened to only music from other countries- & early blues. i leaned heavily on african music- especially zimbabwe and the soweto region.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42pm Mike East:

that Doug Schulkind Fela tribute link is tempting, too. Gonna have to check that out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm Gary:

I definitely could NOT do a Kenyan show any time soon (I don't have enough material), but I could do a Zimbabwean show at some point, definitely. And South African. Actually, Doug did a terrific South African show filling in for me one night: wfmu.org...
Avatar 9:48pm northguineahills:

I'm still waiting for an all Liechtenstein show. Don't disappoint me Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm coelacanth:

Thanks! i'll also check out your "all africa" show too.
-yeah i have precious little music from kenya but i totally dig what i've got.
...'same goes for ethiopia.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm Gary:

I've got a lot of Ethiopian, actually -- picked up a lot in DC over the years. I suppose I could do an Ethiopian show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm Mike East:

@coelacanth - the Underwater Theme Park did a whole month of "touring" African music. Totally worth checking out. If I didn't have to run, I'd find a link for you.
As it is, I gotta hoof it.
Thanks for keeping me company, Gary.
Night all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm Gary:

Here's Meghan's page: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm coelacanth:

Thanks Mike E! i'll find it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm Gary:

Have a great night, Mike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01pm coelacanth:

Gary, i don't know if i just got lucky with my selections or not! in the 80s & 90s i used to peruse the shanachie records catalogue- read the descriptions/reviews and buy everything that sounded interesting. i'd drive there to pick up my booty,and they were very good to me! i spent hours there looking through the records too,like it was a record store!
...i only ended up with 2 ethiopian albums though.
they're both superb.

Thanks! (& Thanks for that link also)
ciao y'all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01pm Ike:

Good stuff. Good night!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm Gary:

That sounds like a dream, Coelacanth! ... and speaking of dreams, I'm off to go have some ... night, everyone!
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