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Saturday February 9th, 2019 with Heavy Ben
Special Black History Month primer on Afrobeat

From The Black President, Fela Kuti, funky and angry as hell, to current musicians keeping the groove and fight going.
The Heavy Friends theme is brought to you by a man who inadvertently played a key role in the development of Afrobeat
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Geraldo Pino & The Heartbeats - Let's Have A Party - EMI - 1974
Setting the stage with a high point in Fela's catalogue
Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa 70 - Confusion - EMI/Barclay - 1974/1997
1970s Nigeria and a piece each from Benin & Togo
Bayi L'ense
The Lijadu Sisters - Mother Africa - Afrodisia/Knitting Factory - 1977/2012
That's The Time
Segun Bucknor's Revolution - 7"/Who Say I Tire - Polydor/Vampi Soul - 1972/2010
Enjoy Yourself
Sahara All Stars Band Jos - Sahara All Star Band Jos/Nigeria 70 - EMI/Strut - 1974/2001
Dou Dagbé Wé
Honoré Avolonto Et L'Orchestre Black Santiago - Black Santiago/Legends Of Benin - Disques Tropiques/Analog Africa - 1974/2009
Leki Santchi
Napo De Mi Amor Et Ses Black Devil's - 7"/African Scream Contest - Djassor Recording/Analog Africa - 1974/2008
African Movement
Smahila & The S.B.'s - Smahila & The S.B.'s/Ouelele - RAS/Comet - 1977/1999
Afrobeat from USA, Canada, France, Germany
War Hero
Antibalas - Security - Daptone - 2007
Mista President
The Souljazz Orchestra - Freedom No Go Die - Do Right! Music - 2008 Canadian
One Day
Papa Groove - We're Not Blind - Les Disques Anubis - 2008 Canadian
Crache La Douleur
Fanga feat. Tony Allen - Natural Juice - Cosmic Groove - 2008
Theme For Isaac Kirya
The Boogoos - Contemporary Afro Beat - Tramp - 2011
Contreband Mentality
Les Frères Smith - Contreband Mentality - Comet - 2011
Back to Nigeria for the final set
Sunny Ti De Ariya
King Sunny Adé And His African Beats - Juju Music - Mango - 1982
Amerigo Gazaway (De La Soul feat. Redman vs Fela Kuti) - Fela Soul - (not on label) - 2012
Moving On
Tony Allen - Film Of Life - Jazz Village - 2014
Giant Of Africa
Seun Kuti + Egypt 80 - From Africa With Fury: Rise - Knitting Factory Records - 2011
2,000 Blacks Got To Be Free
Fela Anikulapo Kuti And Roy Ayers - Music Of Many Colours - Phonodisk/Celluloid - 1980/1986
Interactive CKCU
Ben Armstrong (host)
Welcome to Heavy Friends, enjoy this fantastic and vital music

8:10 PM, February 9th, 2019
Nice survey of this genre!

9:55 PM, February 9th, 2019
Jamie K
Have you heard Angelique Kidjo’s cover/reworking of Talking Heads’ Remain in Light album?

10:48 PM, February 9th, 2019
Ben Armstrong (host)
Thanks Manmohan. Listening to This Island Earth now

1:45 PM, February 10th, 2019
Ben Armstrong (host)
Cool, thanks for the tip Jamie. I heard her version of Once In A Lifetime , but did not know they went all in and did the whole album. (add to want list)

1:46 PM, February 10th, 2019