Thursday, 5 October , 2023

Mixtape 60: It began in Africa

To celebrate his beloved continent, Charles Leonard has picked 25 of his favourite African songs – stone-cold classics, fresh discoveries and hidden gems.

Production: The Good People at Between Productions


1. Manu Dibango – Soul Makossa
2. Oumou Sangaré – Wassulu Don
3. Congotronics International – Mulume/Change (feat Deerhoof, Juana Molina, Kasai Allstars, Konono N°1, Wildbirds & Peacedrums & Skeletons)
4. Florence Adooni – Mam Pe’ela Su’ure
5. Gonora Sounds – Wapinda Mazviri
6. Star Feminine Band – La Musique
7. Malawi Mouse Boys – Zochita Zanu (Your Deeds)
8. Mdou Moctar – J’ai Pas Le Choix
9. Baloji – Le Jour D’apres/Siku Ya Baadaye (Independance Cha-Cha) feat Royce Mbumba
10. Angelique Kidjo – Lonlon (Ravel’s Bolero)
11. Ayalew Mesfin – Hasabe
12. The Ogyatanaa Show Band – You Monopolise Me
13. Gatanga Boys Band – Keep Change Kairitu
14. Zap Mama – Plekete
15. Witch – Like a Chicken
16. Ali Farka Toure – Ai Du
17. Franco – Mario (feat Le Tout Puissant OK Jazz)
18. Tabu Ley Rochereau – Cassius Clay
19. Geoffrey Oryema – Lubanga
20. Bhundu Boys – Radio Africa
21. Tau Ea Matšekha – Ke Ikhethetse E Motle
22. Cheb Khaled – Didi
23. Hamid El Gnawi – Soudani
24. Daphni – Mapfumo
25. Fela Kuti – Funky Horn

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