AccNoir-2008-04-11, Pan-African Accordion (Fund-raiser!)

Posted on 11 April, 2008 - 14:35 byBruce Triggs

Accordion Noir: Playlist: April 11th, 2008 Pan-African Accordion

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Next Week, April 18 is our big history of Rock 'n' Accordion special, as part of Co-op Radio's spring fund drive. Please bask in the stark utilitarianism of and click on the subtle "Donate" link on top to share funds with Accordion Noir's beloved Co-op Radio.

Thanks to donors and Co-op Radio Members, we've had feedback and funds (thanks!) lately and we are great-full! We've got Accordion Noir buttons/badges/pins to prove it, along with kick-ass Régiz Gisavo CD's for our first seven donors or so! (His is the background for our "African Accordion" announcement; you want it!) (See or below, for more on donating.)

Note: Matching Donations equal to the amount received for this show will go to:
The Urgent Action Fund (for Women's Human Rights) – Africa

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Artist -- Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info:

Accordion Noir Africa PRA (That's Régiz Gisavo, from Madagascar. Donors to the station fund-drive get a free CD of his!)

Boubacar Traoré – Kanou – Kongo Magni 2005 – Mali (w/Régis Gizavo, acc from Madagascar) –
Geliya Debese – Mamtshawe (1965) – Squashbox: Zulu, Sotho, Xhosa Concertina, 1930-1965 – South Africa – Dreadfully out of print; David M. sent us this, thanks David!
Bonga – mulemba xangola – Bonga Live (2004) – Angola / France (Francisco (Fusica) André, acc) –
Bolia We Ndenge – Bosamba Ndeke – Congotronics 2 (2005) – Congo – [See below for donation info: ]
Bonga – praca – Bonga Live 2004 – Angola, Africa / Paris, France
Grupo Ferro Gaita – Fundo Baxo – The Rough Guide To The Music Of Cape Verde – Cape Verde –á
Hossam Ramzy – Habibi Baladi, We Zay El Amar (My beloved is Baladi, and is as beautiful as a full moon) – El Amar "The Moon" (2000) – Egypt – Mohsen Allaam on rockin' belly-dance micro-tuned acc. –
George William Aingo – Tarkwa Na Abosu (1927) – Global Accordion: Early Recordings – Ghana, West Africa (I've got a lot to learn here, but Aingo wasn't the acc player.)
Sudanda – Zul Sudani (myspace mix) – Demo (2007) – Darfur, Sudan / Vancouver, BC, Canada –
Wafir – Lluvia – Nilo Azul – Sudan – [Calabash Music is like a non-profit iTunes where your money really goes to artists. They trying to set up micro-credit support for musicians around the world. Pretty cool work, worth supporting!]
Oguta Bobo with his accordion – Nelson Owuo – Rujina Kalando (1998?) – Kenya – Luo Accordion/Concertina (I don't know much about this record, the lyrics are supposed to be really funny.)
Ikhwani Safaa Musical Club – Zinduna – Zanzibar 01 • 1905-2005 • Cent ans de Taarab à Zanzibar – Zanzibar (The oldest band in Africa, 100 years!)
Régis Gizavo/Louis Mhlanga/David Mirandon – Zvinoshamisa – Stories (2006) – Madagascar, Zimbabwe/South Africa, France –


ps. This episodes "cover" is... not Paul Simon! Instead it's from the Austrian band Attwenger's tour of Zimbabwe. I like the squeezebox/Africa image.

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The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

Matching Donations received for this show will go to:
The Urgent Action Fund (for Women's Human Rights) – Africa

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