Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Follow the 'One Tribe, Many Voices' Podcast on Twitter!

Though we opened a Twitter account in 2008, it had fallen into abandonment over time.
Now that Twitter has finally gotten its wings, we have decided to link the One Tribe, Many Voices
podcast to Rasheed's Rain People Twitter page. You can expect to get Tweets from the studio when
we do the show. So, please follow the One Tribe, Many Voices podcast radio show on Twitter. We're going to have lots of fun.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

"One Tribe, Many Voices" Podcast Episode 127

Toure Brothers: Ismaila (L) and Sixu (R)

Part-five (the final chapter) of our annual Ramadhan month-long series.

This week we concentrate on World Music pioneers; Toure Kunda.

Intro: Mamadiyo / Toure Kunda / The Celluloid Records Years Compilation

Set one:

1. Sisi / Issa Bagayogo / Timbuktu
2. Salya / Toure Kunda

Set two:

1. Casa di Mansa / Toure Kunda
2. Manoir / Toure Kunda
3. Ninki Nanka / Toure Kunda

Set three:

1. Toure Kunda
2. San Ka Na / Salif Keita
3. Natalia / Toure Kunda

Set four:

1. Amadou Djilo / Toure Kunda
2. Tcheni Tchemakan / Issa Bagayogo / Mali Koura
3. Sante Yalla / Cheikh Lo / Lamp Fall
4. Sidi Yella / Toure Kunda

Sunday, August 21, 2011

"One Tribe, Many Voices" Podcast Episode 126

Issa Bagayogo

Part-four of our annual Ramadhan month-long series.

This week we concentrate on the Muslim heartland of West Africa, Senegal & Mali.

Intro: Sama Duniya / Baaba Maal / Lam Toro

Set one:

1. Cheikh Anta Diop / Dudu NDiaye Rose / Rose Music
2. Senegal- Brasil / Cheikh Lo / Lamp Fall

Set two:

1. Xamsa Bopp / Super Cayor de Dakar
2. Ndelorel / Baaba Maal / Lam Toro
3. Bamako / Youssou N'Dour / The Lion

Set three:

1. Mani Djindala / Oumou Sangare / Ko Sira
2. Toroya / Issa Bagayogo / Timbuktu
3. Koukou / Salif Keita / Moffou

Set three:

1. Dugu Kamelenba / Oumou Sangare / Ko Sira
2. Saye Mogo Bana / Issa Bagayogo / Timbuktu
3. Gouye Girl / Africando / Trovador

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

"One Tribe, Many Voices" Podcast Episode 125

This week's show is part-3 of the month-long celebration of the Islamic element in African Diaspora music.

As a Muslim, I am driven by a desire to expose people to another reality where Muslim musicians flourish and create. This is to counter the negative reality expressed by the Taliban and other Wahhabi-influenced people who condemn musical performance and enjoyment.

Sometimes the wrongheaded are given a platform to broadcast their wrongheadedness far and wide. Often times people will pay great attention to (as the Japanese say) "the nail that sticks out". Such is the case with those who espouse a doctrine of extremes.

Would the Taliban silence the singing birds? I was given a gift and I can make my instruments sing the praises of The Most High, the universal oneness and beauty of pure creation. Others may serve something else but I know that my gift of music is a service and a healing to those in need. Art can be a wonderment and an inspiration to those in darkness. A gift must always be shared.

This week we feature a gifted man from Senegal who sings like a bird: Ismael Lo, one of the sweetest voices from a country with many sweet voices.

Intro: Sofia / Ismael Lo / Jammu Africa

Set one:

1. Takou Deneu / Ismael Lo
2. Dinaha / Rachid Taha

Set two:

1. Nafanta / Ismael Lo
2. Zaama / Rachid Taha / Ole, Ole
3. Dibi Dibi Rek / Ismael Lo

Set three:

1. Viola, Viola / Rachid Taha
2. Sarama / Vieux Farka Toure / Fondo

Set four:

1. Njilou / Baaba Maal / Firin' in Fouta
2. Jammu Africa / Ismael Lo
3. Call to Prayer / Baaba Maal
4. Helalisa (Nubian Song) / Hamza El Din

Saturday, August 06, 2011

"One Tribe, Many Voices" Podcast Episode 124

Part Two of our Month-long Celebration of Islamic Music of the African Diaspora

Intro: Papa Ndiaye / Orchestra Baobab

Set one:

1. Sidiki / Baaba Maal / Firin' in Fouta
2. Unicef / Zouley Sangare

Set two:

1. Saalimoun / Baaba Maal
2. Gompele / Zouley Sangare
3. Teugein / Pape Fall / African Salsa

Set three:

1. Mbaye / Baaba Maal
2. Sasa Sinaye / Culture Music Club / Taarab:Music of Zanzibar
3. The Game / Nusrat Ali Fateh Khan / Mustt-Mustt

Set four:

1. Tiedo / Baaba Maal
2. Gurus of Peace / A.R.Rahman & Nusrat Ali Fateh Khan
3. Bouyel / Baaba Maal / Baayo

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

"One Tribe, Many Voices" Podcast Episode 123

Annual Ramadhan Special (Part One)

Intro: The Good Lord / Brother Ali

Set One:

1. Ililagh Tenere / Abdallah Oumbadougo / Desert Rebel

Set Two:

1. The Invocation / Rasheed Ali & Rain People / The Empty Vessel Speaks
2. Zikroulah / Cheikh Lo / Lamp Fall
3. Baye Faal

Set Three:

1. The Brotherhood /Rasheed Ali & Rain People / The Empty Vessel Speaks
2. Moulay Abdalla / Gnawa from Marrakech
3. The Call / Rasheed Ali & Rain People / Thunder in the Jungle

Set Four:

1. Sabu Yerkoy / Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate / Ali & Toumani
2. Sailing Home / Sabah Habas Mustafa / Jalan Kopo
3. The Lost Tribe / Rasheed Ali & Rain People / Thunder in the Jungle

Set Five:

1. Koroko / Oumou Sangare / Seya
2. Nyari Gorong / Mapathe Diop / Sabar Wolof
3. As in a Mirror / Youssou N'Dour / Nothing's in Vain
4. The Trance / Rasheed Ali & Rain People / Thunder in the Jungle