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Saturday, February 16, 2008 Options
Kakande Live

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Kakande gets on board

Kakande play live, celebrating the release of the band’s debut cd Dununya (Jumbie Records).

Kakande is a big West African / American band that combines African and European instruments, rhythms and melodies. The centerpiece is the brilliant balafon (xylophone) player from Guinea, Famoro Dioubate. Kora (harp-lute) player Yacouba Cissoko extends the traditional vibe - but there are also guitars, drum kit, woodwind instruments - even cello.

Kakande warms up tonight for the Dununya cd release party at SOBs, 204 Varick St in NYC on Sunday February 24, where they'll be joined by Guinean music icon Mory Kante.

Kakande website:

Kakande’s cd Dununya is available via:

Here’s a balafon primer:

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Mogollar: Garip Coban Options / Mogollar / World Psychedelia Ltd.

Ros Serey Sothea: I'm Sixteen Options / Various Artists: City of Ghosts / Lakeshore

Dengue Fever: Tiger Phone Card Options / Venus on Earth / M80 / *

Gary Lucas and Najma: Rishte Options

Toumast: Kik Ayittma Options / Ishumar / Real World / *

Burkina Electric: Sankar Yaare Options / Reeme Tekre 1
c/o calabash

Super Cayor de Dakar: Sopente Options / Various Artists: African Salsa / Earthworks

Pupy y Los Que Son Son: El Puro Options / Mi Timbra Cerra / Egrem

Joe Bataan: Fuego Options / Gypsy Woman / Fania / *
New reissue

17 Hippies: The Moving Song Options / Heimlich / Hipster Records

Jaune Toujours: Pas La Options / Barricade / Choux de Bxl

Fanfare Ciocarlia: Nakelavishe Options / Queens and Kings / Asphalt Tango
With Esma

Tigerstyle: Akh Mastani Options / Various Artists: DJ Rekha Presents Basement Bhangra / Koch / *

Mentor Kolektiv: Pasand Options / Various Artists: DJ Rekha Presents Basement Bhangra / Koch / *

Sona Family feat. Hard Kaur: Glassy Options / Various Artists: DJ Rekha Presents Basement Bhangra / Koch / *

Cobrastyle: Teddy Bears Options / 12" / Atlantic
Featuring Mad Cobra

Auktyon: Debil Options / Girls Sing / Geo / *

Kakande: Kakande Options
Live on WFMU

Kakande: Bani Options
Live on WFMU

Kakande: Souaresi Options
Live on WFMU

Kakande: Dununya Options
Live on WFMU

Kakande: So Si Sa Options
Live on WFMU

Famoro Dioubate: Balafon Solo Options
Live at WFMU

Mory Kante: Nafiya Options / Sabou / Riverboat

Le Trio Joubran: Majaz Options / Majaz / Sheer Sound / *

Nass el Ghiwane: Joudi Berdak Liya Options / Hommage a Boudjemma / Blue Silver

Etran Finatawa: Iriaer Options / Introducing / World Music Network

Son de la Frontera: Al Jardin de la Alegria Options / Cal / World Village

Listener comments!

  Sat. 2/16/08 7:07pm COBRA:

  Sat. 2/16/08 7:24pm Julian:

Wow! This is lovely!
  Sat. 2/16/08 7:28pm COBRA:

this live band is great! whats their websie?
  Sat. 2/16/08 7:39pm tom:

INCREDIBLE musicians GEORGEOUS ,I'd see them play ina SECOND,,, God Bless Rob & Transpacific Music Paradise and WFMU !!! a "light" on FM Dial !!!!
  Sat. 2/16/08 7:42pm Your DJ:

Kakande's website:
  Sat. 2/16/08 7:47pm slugluv1313:


thanks so much, Rob, for bringing KAKANDE to the airwaves!

(added "bonus" -- KAKANDE is having this wonderful almost "soothing" effect of un-doing a VERY stressful day . . . THANKS AND PRAISES!!!!!!!!!!!)
  Sat. 2/16/08 7:49pm Ike:

I agree with Slugluv.
  Sat. 2/16/08 7:58pm julian:

I agree with Slugluv about Kakande, but I'm not so sure about loving slugs....
  Sat. 2/16/08 8:39pm alan t.:

Really enjoying the music,love the sound of the Balafon.
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