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Options November 21, 2013: Djibouti, Uganda, Rwanda, Congo/Zaire and Gabon..... That is our itinerary...


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Artist Track Album Comments Approx. start time
Hassan Wado  Wankani Cadoow Hanaaxin   Options     0:00:00 ()
Abdi Nour & Habiba Abdillahi  Unknown   Options     0:06:17 ()
Abdo Xamar Qoor  Unknown   Options     0:15:37 ()
Aden Farah Samatar  Ma Wada Jirnaa   Options     0:21:12 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Sounds From the Coney Island Boardwalk       0:23:59 ()
Afrigo Band  Kasongo   Options     0:30:09 ()
Charles Sonko & Sisters with Equator Sound  Sifunanga Wa Baruaio   Options     0:33:51 ()
Fred Masagazi with King Jazz d'Equator  Enkomerero   Options     0:36:58 ()
Elly Wamala  Violet   Options     0:44:31 ()
David Lutalo  Kapapaala   Options     0:45:17 ()
Jose Chameleone  Jamila   Options     0:51:23 ()
Philly Lutaaya  Born in Africa   Options     0:54:17 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Sounds of Sideshows by the Seashore       1:00:36 ()
Cecile Kayirebwa  Urusamaza   Options Rwanda    1:09:11 ()
Jean Paul Samputu  Tuzagera   Options Testimony from Rwanda    1:13:53 ()
Orchestre Les Fellows  Brigitte   Options     1:19:33 ()
Orchestre Impala  Bonne Annee   Options     1:27:58 ()
Kamichi  Byacitse   Options     1:35:36 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Sounds from the Point Pleasant Beach       1:40:44 ()
Adikwa Depala  Matete Paris   Options The World Is Shaking: Cubanismo From The Congo 1954-55    1:49:16 ()
Franco et le T.P. OK Jazz  Kiniona   Options Francophonic Vol 1    1:50:21 ()
Tabu Ley Rochereau  Mokolo Nakokufa   Options     2:00:02 ()
Werckys  Nakomitunaka   Options Congo 70 - Rumba Rock (V/A)    2:01:03 ()
Lita Bembo & Stukas Boys  Soucis   Options     2:06:36 ()
Thu Zahina  Lokoko   Options     2:10:47 ()
Trio Madjesi de Sosoliso  Sex Madjesi   Options Congo 70 - Rumba Rock    2:14:21 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Sounds from the Point Pleasant Boardwalk       2:26:19 ()
Pape Zniengui  Rite Bwiti   Options     2:35:11 ()
Mama Dede  Ntole Mone   Options     2:37:44 ()
Pierre Akendengu√©  Epuguzu   Options     2:43:47 ()
Amandine  Adia   Options     2:47:58 ()
Hilarion Nguema  Quand L'Homme est Content   Options     2:53:06 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:02am Dave B:

Morning Meghan (and to all and future attendees in the Park)
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:02am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Meghan and good morning. And away we go!
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:03am Meghan:

Good morning all! Let's try to warm up via music..... cause damn it's cold out there!
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:03am C.S.:

Djibouti, Uganda, Rwanda...oh my.
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:03am Guido (Cologne):

Hi Meghan!
Africa forever!
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:03am Chuck:

Greeting one and all!
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:04am Meghan:

Shake your Djibouti..... Yep, I totally had to do that....
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:04am davex:

Hi Meghan - enjoying the recent archives - glad to take part of the journey live today...
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:05am Guido (Cologne):

@"Shake your Djibou" *LOL*
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:07am Meghan:

glad you are enjoying our journey. Not many left!
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:07am C.S.:

With all this travel through Africa, it's a good thing you're not a movie star because they'd make you adopt some kids or something.
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:10am doca:

Hi, Meghan! So this is Djibouti?
  Thu. 11/21/13 6:11am Incredulous:

Hi Meghan! Nice start, and I really dig that "Come to Africa" poster. Feeling warmer already...
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:11am doca:

Let me ask yoy guys and girls, how many of you still use Winamp? I didn't know it was shutting down neither that it was owned by AOL, but I've already seem that I'm the only one of my social circle that still uses it.
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:13am Guido (Cologne):

Hi Doca:
Used Winamp on my vintage WIN2000-system.
It was very slow strting.
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:13am Dave B:

WinAmp... wow, not since the early naughts....
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:14am davex:

Meghan: But if you ever wanted to make it a world tour (someday) I'm sure nobody would be disappointed...
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:14am Meghan:

I hear Winamp is going away....
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:15am doca:

Hi, Guido and Dave.
Yes, it's been a while I guess since everybody used it, but I never grown used to iTunes or any other music player, specially because I've never had an iPod and other music players seem all heavy and slow
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:15am C.S.:

What davex said. This has been a great series of shows. Learned a lot.
  Thu. 11/21/13 6:16am P-90:

Actually, I didn't realize that Winamp was still around.
  Thu. 11/21/13 6:17am KP:

Hey Meghan.
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:17am Davee:

Good Morning All
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:19am Dave B:

A few more Dave's and we'll have the alphabet covered. I should tell my good friend Dave W to join the crowd!
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:21am Guido (Cologne):

I use the media-Player since I'm lazy.
Suggestions for better choices welcome.
Quit I-Tunes long ago because of annoying updates.
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:23am Ken From Hyde Park:

The VLC player works pretty well for me. If you have iTunes, that also works for .pls files.
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:24am Ken From Hyde Park:

Yarf...nice reading comprehension. You quit iTunes already.
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:25am Guido (Cologne):

I use VLC for Video.
But I'm still too dump to use it as an audio-Tool (managing albums, etc.)
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:25am fred von helsing:

I'd rather have my teeth pulled out than try to use iTunes to manage anything
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:26am doca:

@fred: that's a sentence Snake Plissken would have said
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:27am Guido (Cologne):

I was stupid enough to introduce my mum to iTunes and she found that useful.
Now on repeated occasions there come coplaints "where is my menu? why doesn't it load?"
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:30am Dave B:

I haven't jettisoned iTunes yet. 166k songs and growing.
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:31am doca:

hey Meghan, when you reach South Africa, I think these mixes are helpful: www.okayafrica.com...
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:33am doca:

I'm kinda tired of downloading music, I only keep up to some blogs I like. Other than that, I download and then delete it almost right away
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:34am fred von helsing:

gonna try beets.radbox.org, have heard excellent reports
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:39am Guido (Cologne):

Does downloading make music meaningless?
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:43am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

May I download my fruitcup?
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:46am Meghan:

I think the maraschino cherry got stuck....
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:48am doca:

@Guido: I don't think so as m musical "upbringing" was all through the .mp3, but I've got tired of having too much music stored in my computer that I'll never listen. If I want to have quick access to a song, Youtube can do just that.
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:49am doca:

I wish I could buy most of the new stuff I listen to, but conversion rates don't do no good for Brazilian reais.
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:51am Guido (Cologne):

Allright: too much, too quick, all attention is gone.
It's kind of discipline in "digesting".
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:51am Dave B:

my goal is to have enough music available offline so I can hit play and let it go for a year. I'm at 324 days worth at the moment.

Once I hit that goal, I can fall off the grid.
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:51am doca:

exactly
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:52am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

@doca: I read on a Matador Records blog that they stopped shipping to Brazil because half of their sales were reported stolen. :-(
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:53am Guido (Cologne):

In discussions with my fellow local music nerds we often come to the point, that we old vinyl-collectors learned to appreciate anything, even the bad albums, just because the albums were too expensive. we had to like them and had to listen to them somehow.
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 6:54am doca:

@Dave: on that day, please upload the playlist here for us!
@Spatulator: really? But that seems appropriated, it must have happened when the albums came because the customs police is know as kinda corrupt. I have already thought about starting a small company to make Brazilian vinyl releases, but I don't have the money neither the legal expertise
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:56am fred:

I'm still using winamp at home. It's lightweight and does what I expect from it, which is playing the WFMU streams and archives. I guess I'll have to give VLC a try
  Thu. 11/21/13 6:59am Andrew:

Hi Meghan & everyone ^_^
I came in on Elly Wamala, nice track. aww, missed Djibouti, again O_O

hope everyone is good ^_^

quite a reggae flavour to these tracks (or maybe more so reggae is influenced by music from these countries)

(just noticed you mentioned winamp, i'm using VLC, because i had to load up my browser (too many tabs) so I listened to the stream before I got here O_O)
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 6:59am Guido (Cologne):

I heared from a repeated Brazil traveller & record collector that decent vinyl is pretty rare in Brazil. Is that true?
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:01am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

@fred: Ah! Winamp! I remember them. I haven't used them for ages because I only use VLC now. When I last used Winamp, its interface seemed a bit too

I really hated the bad old days when you'd have to download every new codec.

@doca: I hate corrupt people who steal parcels. I've only had one missing parcel in many many years and it was because the courier claimed it was signed for by a complete stranger and that's acceptable according to their own policy.
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:03am Guido (Cologne):

You could Panda-suit-stuff do that in Cologne as well.
we have a real lot of those "living statues" in the inner city.
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:04am Dave B:

and then we gotta get ready for the Underwater Death Race 2013
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:06am Guido (Cologne):

Most parcels i miss get lost in the staircase.

In the mid 90ies the entire mail to an certain adress in Kiev (Ujraine) got lost.
Obviously the mailman expected to find money in the envelopes.
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:06am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

For the panda suit lovers: www.youtube.com...
  Thu. 11/21/13 7:06am nuno:

are you familiar with simentera, band from cape verde?
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:07am fred:

@Elwyn: a coworker had a parcel disappear that way, the courier claimed Igor Stravinsky had signed for it
  Thu. 11/21/13 7:08am Andrew:

Tanzania=Tanganyika & something
there was Basutoland too
  Thu. 11/21/13 7:09am Andrew:

ooh wow O_O
love this first one from Uganda O_O
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 7:10am doca:

@Guido: vinyl wasn't good in the 70's and the 80's, but I guess the same happened in the US and in Europe. When vinyl was the thing to listen music to, music executives lowered its quality to make more of them at lower costs
  Thu. 11/21/13 7:12am Andrew:

sorry, Rwanda ^_^
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 7:12am doca:

@Spatulor: mail is actually good in Brazil, but the customs can be temperamental, to say the least of it. And any imports that costs more than 50 dollars are expected to receive a 40% tribute upon it, so the value doesn't only double because of the currency as it triples because of that. But this is is not an obligatory tribute, it's just something that may or not happen.
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 7:13am doca:

@Andrew: there was Biafra too in the 70s
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:15am Guido (Cologne):

Vinyl-quality German pressings: depends on.
60ies & early 70ies is all in all better.
Late 70ies:
EMI & WEA were OK.
Polygram & BMG were only good in the first runs and afterwards crackling horribly.
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:16am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

@fred: I'm still pretty angry and depressed about it because PayPal should have refunded me. I still haven't read the latest emails about my complaints because I've given up hope in a just outcome.

@doca: Yikes! In Australia, they don't tax our important unless they cost $1000, I think. However, a few retailers want that lowered because Internet sales are so much cheaper than local retailers that the local retailers are struggling.
  Thu. 11/21/13 7:16am Andrew:

just saw the bit about Winamp O_Q
Used to love it, before it became bloated & slow. the Equaliser was really useful & milkdrop is a pretty good add on.
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:20am Dave B:

I always thought the oil crises of the 70s and 80s had something to do with shitty runs of records. those flimsy thin pressings you could make foley thunder with if you shook it..
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:21am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

@Andrew: I never understood why people cared about visualizations while listening to music. That might be because I normally listen to music while doing something else. And you know how back when we were all kids, we just read the liner notes.
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:23am Dave B:

Elwyn - sometimes visualizers are needed:

media.screened.com...
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:24am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

@Dave B: Yeah but did that lead him to marry Madonna?
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 7:24am doca:

Meghan and listeners, I'm heading off the comment board so I can really start my day. Good Africa to you all
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:25am Dave B:

yup. Musta been some killer bud
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 7:25am Meghan:

good africa to you too Doca!
  Thu. 11/21/13 7:26am Andrew:

(just read Dave Bs comment)
maybe you can get a days worth of African music?
But then we wouldn't get to see you O_Q

I have enough music on CD/record/tape to last some months I'm sure O_O

I don't care too much about them either, as I also listen while doing other things (or reading/leaving comments here)
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:26am Guido (Cologne):

RCA-dynaflex were thin but pretty good.
But in general 70ies-US-pressing don't have a good reputation.
  Thu. 11/21/13 7:26am Andrew:

have a good one, doca ^_^
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:27am Guido (Cologne):

Some fun video about vinyl-packaging:
www.youtube.com...
(Do it the Geram way ... hehe)
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:29am Guido (Cologne):

... only typos from me.
Have to continue working.

But still enjoying the show.
  Thu. 11/21/13 7:33am Andrew:

Loving this music from Rwanda ^_^
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:36am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

What year did this song come out? They have that overused voice tech!
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:37am Dave B:

Andrew - I do have a few days of African stuff, but its just lumped as African.
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:39am Dave B:

2012 elwyn.

If you like that, check out some contemporary stuff from Algeria and Tunisia. They are the auto tune masters
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:41am Guido (Cologne):

I used to work for Deutsche Welle for a couple of years.
They had the biggest collection of African music in Germany.

When it startet with digitalising African stuff for broadcast from vinyl,
one of the engineers almost went mad.
"Entire LP-sides, one song and it sound s all the same!!!
I cannot stnd it anymore!"
  Thu. 11/21/13 7:43am Andrew:

rather have black rhinos than a boner O_O
  Thu. 11/21/13 7:45am Andrew:

or when you get back to the stall, you see someone else buying it O_Q
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:48am KP:

Sounds great, Meghan.
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 7:48am davex:

It doesn't make things easier that they were the Dem. Rep. Congo until 1971 before becoming Zaire.
  Thu. 11/21/13 7:51am Andrew:

thought it sounded Cuban...were they influenced by Cuban music there? or the other way round
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 7:52am Meghan:

Influenced by Cuba
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 8:02am davex:

Wow, what a poster (Zaire 74)!
  Thu. 11/21/13 8:19am leshwatt:

Good stuff as always Meghan!
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 8:19am JD:

BEAUTIFULLLLL!
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 8:19am Meghan:

Such a great song right?!
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 8:20am JD:

So glad you did this African series
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 8:23am Meghan:

awww, thanks JD!
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 8:23am JD:

And the poster art is equally great but, different kettle of fish alltogether
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 8:23am northguineahills:

So, does this include Congo-Brazzaville as well as Congo-Kinshasa (aka DR Congo).
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 8:24am northguineahills:

duh, the last poster posted!
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 8:25am Meghan:

It's both..... It was hard to differentiate between the two
  Thu. 11/21/13 8:27am KP:

I agree.
  Thu. 11/21/13 8:28am KP:

Oops replying to radio
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 8:28am Dave B:

Mmmmm Taboule....
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 8:33am doca:

My Burundi is missing your Djibouti, Meghan.

OK, sorry for that, I'll go back to work here.
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 8:37am Meghan:

hahaha... silly doca....
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 8:38am Dave B:

I gotta scoot. Have a great week people!

i.imgur.com...
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 8:38am Meghan:

see you Dave!
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 8:40am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

Is Zaire the only country with umlauts? \m/
  Thu. 11/21/13 8:43am Andrew:

cya Dave, been good ^_^

loving tonight's African music (again)
Puts you in a happy mood ^_^
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 8:43am davex:

Good tune to head off on - have to go - thanks Meghan!
  Thu. 11/21/13 8:46am Andrew:

wow, this Epuguzu has a peter gabriel kind of sound. no doubt they influenced each other.

Love it! ^_^
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 8:47am Meghan:

There is no way to be in a bad mood listening to African music.
  Thu. 11/21/13 8:54am Marmalade Kitty:

love this by Amandine, Adia
  Thu. 11/21/13 8:55am Andrew:

loved the voice of Amandine! *happy* ^_^
would have it blasting out of the stereo, if it wasn't nearly 1am & everyone else was in bed O_O

hi Marmalade Kitty ^_^
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 8:55am common:

great to start my stupid day with this great music! Thanks Meghan
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 8:56am northguineahills:

Joyous, Meghan, Thanks! If you made this a trip around the world, the song would never end!
  Thu. 11/21/13 8:59am Andrew:

The worst part of the show...the end O_Q

Thanks Meghan, another great African themed show! ^_^

Hey, it's not Thanksgiving here...so I can enjoy as per usual ^_^

Wish I could go to the record fair.
Avatar Thu. 11/21/13 8:59am JD:

time to listen to the archives
Avatar    Thu. 11/21/13 8:59am Ken From Hyde Park:

It's too bad that millions of people would probably love this if they only got to hear it. They're stuck in the world of commercial radio. They don't know what they're missing. Nice work with the African musical tour.
  Wed. 11/27/13 11:32am Mitten John:

Making several passes through the African-themed shows while off work this week. Superb! Thank you, Meghan!
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