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Options November 7, 2013: Togo to Cameroon.... the journey continues....

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Artist Track Album Comments Approx. start time
Akofa Akoussah  Maboule   Options Togo: Music from West Africa    0:00:00 ()
Bella Bellow  O Senya   Options     0:02:16 ()
Flfi Rafiatou  Ilema (Awolo kpakpli)   Options     0:04:52 ()
Cos-Ber-Zam  Ne Noya   Options Afro-Beat Airways: West African Shock Waves, Ghana & Togo 1972-1978    0:09:04 ()
Napo De Mi Amor Et Ses Black Devils  Leki Santchi   Options African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds from Benin & Togo 70s    0:13:13 ()
Orchestre Abass  Awula Bo Fee Ene   Options Afro-Beat Airways: West African Shock Waves, Ghana & Togo 1972-1978    0:18:10 ()
Roger Damawuzan  Wait For Me   Options African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds from Benin & Togo 70s    0:19:53 ()
Rx Patou ft Julie Akofa Akoussa  Gbadja Gbadja   Options     0:23:23 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds From the Coney Island Boardwalk       0:28:21 ()
Orchestre Les Volcans de Porto-Novo  Affou   Options     0:36:08 ()
Orchestre Picoby Band  Jo Ahi Nou Se (La Aux Ecoutes)   Options     0:39:47 ()
Gnonnas Pedro & His Dadjes Band  La Musica en Verite   Options Legend of Benin    0:43:10 ()
T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou  Ne Te Faches Pas   Options     0:50:12 ()
Angelique Kidjo  Batonga   Options     1:00:26 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds of Sideshows by the Seashore       1:04:04 ()
Ojoge Daniel  Awolowo   Options     1:11:14 ()
Haruna Ishola  Ina Ran   Options     1:16:05 ()
I.K. Dairo & His Blue Spots  Anjelina Oti Lowaju   Options Anjelina    1:17:21 ()
King Sunny Ade  Dele Davis   Options Gems From the Classic Years (1967-1974)    1:19:32 ()
Bobby Benson and His Combo  Taxi Driver, I Don't Care   Options Catchy Rhythms from Nigeria, Volume 1    1:22:29 ()
Orlando Julius Ekemode  Topless   Options     1:26:04 ()
Prince Nico Mbarga  Sweet Mother   Options     1:28:47 ()
BLO  Chant to Mother Earth   Options Nigeria 70: Sweet Times - Afro-Funk, Highlife & Juju from 1970s Lagos    1:38:37 ()
Babatunde Olatunji  Oya (Primitive Fire)   Options     1:44:45 ()
Wings  Odenigbo   Options Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970's Nigeria    1:50:11 ()
Fela Ransome-Kuti  Shakara (Oloje)   Options Vols. 1 & 2    1:53:56 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds from the Point Pleasant Beach       2:07:24 ()
Anne-Marie Nzie  Odili   Options     2:18:28 ()
Jean Aladin Et L'Assiko Rigeur  A Yiga Tjome   Options     2:24:08 ()
Les Veterans  Jeannine   Options     2:26:43 ()
Los Camaroes  Maburan Ai Wa   Options     2:31:59 ()
Ekambi Brillant  Aboki   Options     2:35:12 ()
Manu Dibango  Soul Makossa   Options     2:39:51 ()
Les Tetes Brulees  Essingan   Options     2:44:13 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:00am fred von helsing:

I go, you go, we all go to Togo
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:03am Meghan:

Pogo to Togo
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:04am Matt from Springfield:

Order a Togo to go...

Hi Meghan and everyone! The journey continues!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:05am Matt from Springfield:

@FVH: (continuing...) What kind of subs do they make late nights in Reykjavik?
  Thu. 11/7/13 6:05am Andrew:

hi meghan & fred & matt ^_^
good to be back in africa again ^_^
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:07am Matt from Springfield:

Interesting poster with all the zebras close together. Reminds me of ship camouflage from WWI:
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:07am Meghan:

morning Andrew!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:09am doca:

Hi, Meghan and all! I was trying to remember (with Wikipedia's assistance) the location of Togo and Cameroon and so our journey today will start on Togo, then it passes through Benin and Nigerian and ends on Cameroon, right, Meghan?
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:10am Meghan:

You got it! I am just going to be zig-zagging through the continent
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:10am Dave B:

Good morning Underwater Theme Park peoples!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:11am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

Please pass me an African fruit cup.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:11am Meghan:

Good morning Mr Brady!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:12am Dave B:

Those two are living in an adobe abode
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:12am Matt from Springfield:

Morning Andrew, doca, Dave B, Elwyn and all Themers!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:12am Chuck:

Just don't zig when you should zag, Meghan. And vice versa...
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:12am Meghan:

Morning Elwyn.... so are we on the good side of Daylight Savings for you now? Wonder what is in an African fruit cup....
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:13am Davee:

Good morning Daves and everyone.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:13am doca:

Morning, Matt.

We're flying on Meghan trans-continental airlines.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:13am Meghan:

Morning Chuck!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:14am Chuck:

Morning all!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:15am Davee:

@ Dave B - what version adobe?
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:15am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

@Meghan: I guess so. We switched over a few weeks ago but lately, the salsa classes are actually finishing on time and we're not getting an extra free hour.

@Chuck: Good morning.

@Evil Brady: Yo, wassup?
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:15am Dave B:

Elwyn - take your pick....

Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:15am Matt from Springfield:

@Chuck: Or for that matter, don't beep when you should have bopped!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:16am Dave B:

adobe version 1.0
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:18am doca:

There was a very politically conservative radio host here in Porto Alegre who used to say when we were struck by a heat wave that it looked like a Senegalese climate. In an ideal world, he would be listening to this show and playing these songs whenever he was reminded of Senegal
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:19am doca:

Just to say that in Brazil heat is associated with poverty and lazyness and low temperatures are associated with Europe and wealth and "culture"
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:20am Matt from Springfield:

@doca: Ah. Fascinating application of language philosophy. Every place has its unique associations and idioms.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:22am Chuck:

Roger Damawuzan is trying to be James Brown...
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:22am doca:

yes, Matt, but sometimes this translates into not really good political actions, especially in a off-center country as Brazil.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:22am Matt from Springfield:

"African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds from Benin & Togo 70s" - Benin has some great music. We should be approaching Gabon soon, that country has great music as well.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:23am fred von helsing:

@MvS Standard fare, like you'd get from a sub shop in the tristate. A long menu. Served from a small catering wagon or whatever ya wanna call it. But really dynamite stuff. I think with the exchange it was about 8€.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:24am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

@Evil Brady: I'll take all the fruit.
  Thu. 11/7/13 6:25am Andrew:

we get cherymoyas here, called Custard Apples. They are yum ^_^
sweet tasting.
they carried breadfruit on Cook's voyages.
have seen rambutan, but not eaten one.
ooh, star fruit - carambola, that is yum! sweet, tangy flavour, pretty distinct.
ooh, dragonfruit is also cool ^_^ it's like icecream ^_^
number 1 is miracle fruit from west africa, I imagine them eating one while making this music ^_^
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:26am Matt from Springfield:

Mmm, I'll hire Andrew to make international fruit cups!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:28am Dave B:

hey congrats on reaching your goal Meghan!

One question I have for you - I have a pair of 50" plasma monitors I'm donating to the station, but they won't fit into my car. One evening in the coming weeks could I arrange to meet you at the station so I can drop them off?
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:28am fred von helsing:

that fruit page is cool, thanx! star fruit are in the shops here but I've been too timid to try one.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:29am fred von helsing:

"International Fruit Cup", I think that was a song by Ladytron
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:29am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

Are we allowed to joke about Nigerian email scams?
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:30am David L.B. is RRN63:

Hullo Voyagers !
- yeah - thx for Link to StrangeFruits...I know a world traveler & foody I wanna forward that to...
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:31am fred von helsing:

yeah afrobeat songs easily go 15 minutes, they take special handling in a DJ war. nigeria jokes OK? my buddy's funk band is... yes!... "princes of nigeria".
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:31am Matt from Springfield:

@Elwyn: Only if you first send me 500 email scam jokes--then I'll send you 100,000 email scam jokes!!
  Thu. 11/7/13 6:32am Andrew:

is the lack of recorded older music in some countries due to lack of equipment? the west has had recording equipment for over 100 years
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:32am Dave B:

Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:32am Matt from Springfield:

Hullo RRN63!

@FVH: Awesome name! Though I would start to expect Afrobeat sounds in a band named that.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:33am doca:

Bella Bellow could be on a .gif in Monica's show
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:34am David L.B. is RRN63:

...Are the e-mail scams any reflection on the actual country? Yerknow - there is some crazy poverty in Africa & economic injustice - don't be surprised if you dump your e-waste w/ old hardrives on them & they have a little look @ them...
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:34am fred von helsing:

@MvS some of that too I think but unfortunately the bass player moved to dublin - the fool !
  Thu. 11/7/13 6:35am Tim'O'Saurus:

Hey Meghan, thanks for doing your thing x
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:35am Matt from Springfield:

@Andrew: Some effort was made to record sounds in Africa back in the early 1900s; probably couldn't take field recordings, so they prob brought musicians to a central studio. Doug Schulkind and Brian Turner have played some very old African recordings, have to search for the comp's name...
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:36am Dave B:

Andrew - most likely. My favorite is the story of the Fahnestock brothers in South East Asia

Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:37am Meghan:

sure Dave... i can totally do that
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:37am Meghan:

Tim O'Saurus.... thanks so much!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:38am David L.B. is RRN63:

DaveB: Good on Mickey Hart there.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:39am Dave B:

Thanks Meghan - I'll rally my friend with the SUV as soon as possible and let ya know

RRN63 - that particular album is outstanding...
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:42am David L.B. is RRN63:

- from the 1,000s of images I've chosen that randomly appear as Wallpapers on my Mac desktop
- just got the one FMU had on homepage w/ a phone & a little toy zebra...
  Thu. 11/7/13 6:49am leshwatt:

Great stuff here ma'am!

Don't forget Cape Verde in the African tour please, so much good music, so little time!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:50am doca:

Hey, Meghan, I've just read Derek Walcott's 'Omeros', it's a great meditation on Caribbe and Western Africa and a lot of other things. It reminded me of your shows
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:50am Sem Chumbo:

Loving this groove.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:51am Meghan:

Leshwatt, we already passed through Cape Verde.....go back and take a listen!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:52am Chuck:

Hey, Meg, sorry to side track the music discussion, but I've a materials question for you. What was the clear resin that you have used on your own stuff for encapsulation?
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:53am Meghan:

I have some new stuff, but haven't tried it yet. I don't recall what it is off hand. I can look it up when I get home
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:55am Chuck:

Great, thanks, Meghan! I have a new client that is being a bit flighty on what she wants her castings in. And she's French so getting an idea from her is a bit of a language problem...
  Thu. 11/7/13 6:56am leshwatt:

Missed it, I will hunt it down. Thanks Meghan.

You could spend months in Mali.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:56am Dave B:

Everybody's too busy dancing to comment
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:57am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

@Evil Brady: I'm just relaxing to it all. I'm really tired after work and salsa class.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:57am doca:

@Dave B: that's true!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:58am Sem Chumbo:

Our travel itinerary for this morning: www.accuweather.com...
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 6:59am Dave B:

salsa's easy - tomatoes, peppers, red onions, cilantro. dice them all up, put in a bowl. a little salt/pepper... done!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 7:00am Meghan:

So true leshwatt! so true!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 7:03am Dave B:

and on the fruit cup vibe, mmmmm mango salsa....

Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 7:04am Chuck:

Made it myself before, DB! So good!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 7:05am David L.B. is RRN63:

Thx for Map Sem ! Glad I can toggle "-" (Zoom Out) so I can see it in relation to the Coast. The Travelog thing here is great, but frankly I get lost !
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 7:07am David L.B. is RRN63:

...mango *anything* man...
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 7:08am Davee:

mango, womango . . . tomoto, tomato
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 7:09am Dave B:

Steve Martin taught me how to speak french back in the early days of cable television

Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 7:10am Sem Chumbo:

RevRab: knew you'd like it.
  Thu. 11/7/13 7:11am GaryFromIndiana:

Which nations are we visiting today?
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 7:12am Davee:

Montreal today
  Thu. 11/7/13 7:12am GaryFromIndiana:

Thank you to the little red hearts and those who donated to this show. I'm happy it says "REACHED ITS GOAL!"
  Thu. 11/7/13 7:13am leshwatt:

This morning's show makes me want to call off work, mix a funky mango drink, and chilllllllllllll...
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 7:13am Meghan:

yay Montreal!

Today we are visiting Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Cameroon
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 7:21am Davee:

How about Pigmy Divorce?
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 7:29am David L.B. is RRN63:

...no, but if you're an American citizen - you *are* entitled to: a Las Vegas Wedding, a Mexican Divorce...
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 7:35am Dave B:

Right - early to work, early to the bar. I'll be digging these grooves thru Central Park. See ya next week!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 7:42am David L.B. is RRN63:

- the kewlest - great choices...
  Thu. 11/7/13 7:44am Andrew:

mmm the BLO is good
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 7:47am Meghan:

BLO is amazing.... I just got a reissued album of theirs..... soooo good
  Thu. 11/7/13 7:55am Andrew:

ooh Fela Kuti. i have one of his songs from the WFMU archive Expensive Shit i think it's called.

love it ^_^
  Thu. 11/7/13 7:56am KP:

Good morning, Meghan.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 7:57am Meghan:

Morning KP!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:00am Guido (Cologne):

Good old Fela, we miss you!!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:02am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

I've got to go. See you all next week!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:03am Meghan:

Night Elwyn! Hello Guido!
  Thu. 11/7/13 8:03am KP:

Finally catch up to this and I get Fela. Good timing.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:08am Guido (Cologne):

Hello Meghan! Hello all!
  Thu. 11/7/13 8:08am ?:

We were digging that Fela here at Toledo Early College High School. Can you give my kids a shout out? thansk
  Thu. 11/7/13 8:10am ?:

Our kids are reading Things Fall Apart and this show is spot on.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:10am doca:

is this the same Babatunde Olatunji who played on John Coltrane's last concert?
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:14am Cheri Pi:

I would think so doca! Hey you guise!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:16am common:

good thursday!
  Thu. 11/7/13 8:16am KP:

Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:19am Meghan:

Morning Cheri Pi and Common!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:19am Guido (Cologne):

On what does the melody remind me?
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:26am doca:

thanks, cheri pi
  Thu. 11/7/13 8:36am Andrew:

ooh ekambi brilliant, this is nice ^_^
  Thu. 11/7/13 8:36am Paul:

Discovered this radio yesterday and I'm hooked
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:37am fred von helsing:

@paul wfmu'll do that t'ya
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:37am Meghan:

Glad you finally found us Paul! And welcome! You'll never turn back... and then you'll get mad at the rest of radio.... it happens to us all!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:39am David L.B. is RRN63:

Olatunji helped turn people like Coltrane on to World Music - & hence the World. Drummers exalt him.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:40am Cheri Pi:

Damn Meghan, this show is absolutely smoking.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:41am doca:

@Paul: you're welcomed. I've also found it rather recently (some 18 months ago) and I've never bothered again to choose what I'll listen
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:41am northguineahills:

What CP said.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:43am Meghan:

Thanks Cheri Pi! I said it was a not to be missed one! You can't go wrong with this area of Africa.... EVER!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:43am Chuck:

Jeez, I've been mad at commercial radio long before discovering independent stations. Commercial radio SUCKS!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:44am David L.B. is RRN63:

Fela Kuti was like the MC5 or Bob Marley or something; where to begin - ?!?!
- Yeah Paul - my iTunes says FMU's got 905 plays - WWOZ is next w/ 395 - #s like hips don't lie...
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:45am David L.B. is RRN63:

...seriously - ☆ing this week's 'episode' awlready...
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:49am Dave B:

this put some pep in my step. And with the boss out today makes for some good office tunes.
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:51am Meghan:

Nice.... while the boss is away.... the office listens to African tunes..... sweet!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:53am common:

hells yea!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:54am doca:

Thanks for the show, Meghan!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:55am David L.B. is RRN63:


Olatunji wigkey:

Fela wigkey:
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:56am Dave B:

and... a little later today some

VOIVOD!!!!!! courtesy the Fun Machine!
  Thu. 11/7/13 8:57am Andrew:

wow, loved it!
love this african series ^_^

thanks meghan!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:58am common:

a band called death was great!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/13 8:59am David L.B. is RRN63:

- saw Rough Francis - sort of inheritors of Death's legacy - & they kicked out the jams!!
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