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Saturday June 13th, 2020 with Stephen Neale
Rwagasabo / Baraka

Automatic Version
Penthouse Allstars - Digital Single (Automatic Riddim) - Penthouse Records (2009)
We Are
Romain Virgo, Jah Cure, Tarrus Riley, Tessanne Chin, Richie Stephens, Nordia Mothersille, Julian Marley, Sanchez, Jah Vinci, Etana, Jesse Royal, Richie Spice, Maxi Priest, Wayne Marshall, Khalia - Digital Single - Notnice Records (2020)
Things in Life
Dennis Brown - 7" Single - Syndicate Records (circa. 1973)
The World is Upside Down
Joe Higgs - This is Reggae Music - Trojan Records (1975)
Garnet Challenger and the Connection Band - The Lion's Awake Now - Carib Records (1994) Canadian
Bob Marley and the Wailers - Rastaman Vibration - Island Records (1976)
Wicked Can't Run Away / Ranking Dub
Glenroy Richards - 7" Single - Grove Music (1977)
Pomp and Pride
Toots and the Maytals - Funky Kingston - Mango Records / Island (1975)
Back Road into Town
Willie Hightower - Willie Hightower - Honest Jons / Astralwerks (2004; Orig. 1971 on Fame)
I Am Somebody (Part 1 and 2)
Johnnie Taylor - One Step Beyond - Stax Records (1970)
Woman of the Ghetto
Marlena Shaw - The Spice of Life - Cadet (1969)
Let Up
Abbey Lincoln - Abbey is Blue - Riverside Records (1959)
But It Comes Out Mad
Camille Yarborough - The Iron Pot Cooker - Vanguard Records (1975)
Black Treasure
Zara McFarlane - Digital Single - Brownswood Recordings (2020; new album on July 17 - Songs of an Unknown Tongue) New
Michael Olatuja - Lagos Pepper Soup - Whirlwind Recordings (2020) New
Fatoumata Diawara - Fenfo (Something To Say) - Shanachie Records (2018)
Orchestra Baobab - Specialist in All Styles - World Circuit Records (2002)
Roger Milla
Pépé Kallé - Gérant - Syllart Records (1992)
Aurlus Mabélé - Stop, Arrêtez!
Extra Ball
Loketo - Extra Ball - Shanachie Records (1991)
The third and final hour of the program begins with Rwagasabo / Baraka from the Mighty Popo. It is a new single, in the form of a remake of an older song, and it marks the return of Mighty Popo to recording and working on his own music (there is even a video).

For the past few years, Popo has been dedicated to the Rwanda School of Creative Arts and Music in the Muhanga District, just south of Kigali, where he is a founder and director helping to develop a music industry in the country. Popo has gathered up a few of the artist who are making an impact in Rwanda's music scene so hear the words and music from:

- Butera Knowless:

- Nel Ngabo:

- Igor Mabano:

Mighty Popo's video for the song Rwagasabo / Baraka is here:

And here is an article that I wrote when I visited in 2015:
Rwagasabo / Baraka
Mighty Popo - Digital Single - Kina Music (2020) Canadian
Butera Knowless - Digital Single - Kina Music (2020)
Nel Ngabo - Digital Single - Kina Music (2020)
Dear Mashuka
Igor Mabano - Urakunzwe - Kina Music (2020)
Good One Gone
Hot Buttered Rum - Something Beautiful - Hot Buttered Rum (2020) New
Walking in a Dream
Ian Tamblyn - Let It Go - North Track Records (2018) Canadian
Jim Bryson - The Falcon Lake Incident - Maple Music Recordings Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Stephen Neale (host)
I am filling in for Al Surmachynski this week on the Saturday Morning program. Al is targeting July 11 for his return!

7:13 AM, June 13th, 2020
Beyond the Pond
Oh Steve, everything was smelling of roses until you mentioned your favourite football team! Great show all the same, Steve. (And your team deserve the title :-) )

8:46 AM, June 13th, 2020
Stephen Neale (host)
Carry On and Stay Calm, Beyond the Pond!

8:55 AM, June 13th, 2020
Pat Moore
Great show. It was fun to hear Popo and his musician friends!

9:45 AM, June 13th, 2020
Stephen Neale (host)
Thanks, Pat

9:48 AM, June 13th, 2020
Ron Moores
Steve - lovely tribute to Janis; superbly well done mon ami!

9:53 AM, June 13th, 2020
Stephen Neale (host)
Thanks, Ron.

9:57 AM, June 13th, 2020
Tim A
Hey Steve. That was a great show this morning. Got to be a captive audience driving from Wakefield to Carleton Place. Great to hear Popo's voice again. I remember well when he first came up to Wakefield, under Larry "The Bird" Mootham's wing. Great shows, great times. Got to listen to teh second hour of Canadian Spaces on my way home, heart warming to hear all the tributes to Janis. I learnt a lot from listening to these.

3:01 PM, June 13th, 2020
l Coyote
Ace show, Mr. Neale. Good to hear that the Mighty Popo is still a going musical concern in his home county of Rwanda. Great story about Janis Lockwood's adventure in interviewing The Clash back when, as a CKCU-Trans-FM music journalist. I suppose... if the 'station gremlins' are going to work their capricious mojo on recording equipment, it was lucky that they left the Joe Strummer portion of the interview intact. Mahalo ~ l Coyote RIP (Rest In Paradise) Janis

10:42 AM, June 15th, 2020
l Coyote
PS: Merci for the Hot Buttered Rum intro Stephen

10:51 AM, June 15th, 2020