Raja Kassis, Human Being Podcast 114

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS After a smoking live set last night from Foday Musa Suso, the great guitarist Raja Kassis came into WKCR with his smokin’ new album Human Being.  Raja is known for his work with Blitz the Ambassador, Damian Marley, Angelique Kidjo, Seun Kuti, Antibalas […]

Oumar Konate brings the electric sounds of Timbuktu to NYC – Podcast 51

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOumar Konate performs live at the WKCR studio joined by guitarist Dramane Toure, bassist Mohamed Ag Mohamed, and percussionist Mahalmadane Abbanassane.  We were lucky to catch these gentlemen on their way to perform at Lincoln Center.  Earlier in the summer they had been touring and recording  with […]

Abdoulaye Alhassane plays the music of the Sahara Desert live – Podcast 49

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS   Abdoulaye Alhassane performs live with Deep Sahara at WKCR in 2010.  w/ Yacouba Diabate (Kora) Frederika Krier (Violin) and David Ellenbogen (guitar) By Banning Eyre | April, 2007 [guitar player mg] Abdoulaye Alhassane Toure has brought string-picking wizardry from the desert towns of West Africa […]