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Friday, Oct 17: World on 3 with Tartit & Marc Antoine Mo

PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:51 pm
by Charlie
Next Wednesday 22 October, the latest instalment of Africa Express plays Koko in Camden, north London – assuming the party will have successfully returned from its trip to Lagos, Nigeria, where the UK/Africa collaboration led by Damon Albarn is scheduled to play this weekend.

To keep demand down to manageable levels, no advance details are released of which UK acts are to be involved at Koko, but it’s a safe guess that the African artists just might include the people billed at the Barbican the following night, each with a 15-minute slot: Oumou Sangare, Daara J, Souad Massi, Rachid Taha, and Amadou & Mariam.

Actively involved in Africa Express since its inception, French record producer and artist manager Marc Antoine Moreau comes in to talk about not only the event but also how his own career has intersected with that of Amadou & Mariam, whom he has managed and produced since the early 1990s. Way back in 1992, Marc Antoine was executive producer of Khaled’s breakthrough album for Polydor, the one that included the million-selling single ‘Didi’. Add Amadou & Mariam’s Dimanche á Bamako to his CV and he becomes a man to keep your eye on, wondering, what’s he going to do next? For the answers, listen to his selections here.

As the process of acquiring visas and work permits for non-EU musicians gets ever more complicated and expensive, it continues to be miraculous how many manage to make it to the UK to entertain us. Divano, the company run by Belgian agent Michel Winter, was brought to its knees recently when the Congolese government literally ran out of new blank passports, and European embassies delayed so long in approving work permits, Divano had to cancel a Congotronics tour and lost all the money already spent on plane tickets for 16 musicians.

It was a surprise and a pleasure to encounter Michel as tour manager (and impromptu interpreter) for Tartit, the Touareg group from the Malian Sahara, who came straight off their plane to the BBC’s Maida Vale studios to perform four typically atmospheric songs.

If you don''t want to know the results in advance of listening to the show, look away now.

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Seq - Artist - Song Title - Album - Country - Label - Cat no

1 - Ayarkhaan - Heavenly Maidens - Echo of the Past - Russia (Siberia) - Turuk - 978-5-7696-2816

2 - Les Tambours de Brazza - Ahaando - Ahaando - Congo - Contre Jour - CJ002

3 - Sevara Nazarkhan - Yol Bolsin - Yol Bolsin - Uzbekistan - Real World - CDRW109

4 - Seasick Steve - Walking Man - I Started out with Nothing and I've Still Got Most of It Left - USA - Warner - promo

5 - Tartit - Mali - In Session (line-up, below) - Mali - -

6 - Tartit - Al Awanin - In Session - Mali - -

Taking turns with Marc Antoine Moreau of All Other Music (*)

*7 - Hamadou & Ali Farka Touré - Timbouctou la Mystérieuse - unreleased - Mali - promo - promo

8 - Hector Zazou - Amdyaz (feat Khaled & Malka Spigel) - Sahara Blue - France/ Algeria/ Israel - Crammed Discs - MTM 32

*9 - Dam with Rachid Taha - Shohat Mahmud - unreleased - Palestine/Algeria - promo - promo

10 - Amadou & Mariam - Bozos - Welcome to Mali - Mali - Because - promo

*11 - Nuru Kane - 1 Poulu - unreleased - Senegal - promo - promo

12 - Mali Music - Bamako City - Damon Albarn's Mali Music - - -

*13 - Les Paris Bamako - C'Est le Bonheur - CD Single - Mali/France - EMI - 0946 373 412

18 - Tartit - Eha Ehenia - In Session - Mali - -

19 - Tartit - Abacabok - In Session - Mali - -

20 - Niyaz - Beni Beni - Nine Heavens - Iran/USA - Six Degrees - 657036 1150 2

21 - Kocani Orkestar - Romani Caj (Gypsy Girl) - The Ravished Bride - Macedonia - Crammed Discs - CRAM 46

22 - Gaâda Diwane De Béchar - Taguerebet - Arabesque Vol 4 - Algeria - MoZik - 020743 40017



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Tartit line-up:
Formal name - Calling name - instrument

AG ISSA - AMANOU - ngoni
AG MOHAMED - IDWAL - ngoni
AG OUMAR - MOHAMAD ISSA - electric guitar
WALETT FADIMATA OUMAR - DISCO - vocals & hand claps
WALET ALHOUSSEINY - TAFA - vocals & hand claps
WALET ZEINABOU - FATMA - vocals & hand claps
AG MOHAMED - MOSSA - vocals & hand claps
WALET AMOUMENE - MAMA - vocals & hand claps

PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:07 am
by Charlie
email from Eric Soul:

Charlie,

Its good to read you again, always liked your insightful comments on the "scene", very informative material.

I find the AFRICAN EXPRESS project interesting.

Which prompt me to ask my colleagues what was their take on the situation of African music in the UK in terms of leadership and ownership,

I would love to have you take on the matter to stimulate the debate from a different perspective...

The debate is on FaceBook on the A.F.R.O forum, here is a link, please feel free to leave your comment and shed us some light on the situation...
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=5 ... topic=5323

Thank you for your cooperation,

Sincerly,

Karengera Eric Soul
AFROGROOV: Screenings - Live Music - Networking - DJ's
DJ -Event Consultancy // +44 7748 066 322
www.myspace.com/afrogroov_ericsoul

radio links

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:32 pm
by Alan
here's a link to World on 3 with Charlie Gillett broadcast Friday 17 October
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00dwhqp

playlist with images and weblinks http://www.charliegillett.com/playlistr ... er08Radio3

and also a link to latest World Service programme broadcast Sunday 19 October
http://tinyurl.com/66r5qf

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:39 pm
by Dayna
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