Friday, December 19, 2008
Extra Golden is an unusual collaboration of musicians from Western Kenya and the Eastern USA. They recorded their first CD in Kenya, on a laptop, in a bar. Studio 360's Rob Weisberg asks the motley crew about how they manage to mix different styles.
Africa Fiesta CongoArtist: Tabu Ley RochereauAlbum: Nico, Kwamy, Rochereau et l'African FiestaLabel: Syllart
Okoth AtariArtist: Daniel Owino Misiani and Shirati BandAlbum: Benga Blast!Label: Virgin / Earthworks
Street ParadeArtist: Extra GoldenAlbum: Hera Ma NonoLabel: Thrill Jockey
NyatitiArtist: David Fanshawe (recordist)Album: Various Artists: East Africa: Witchcraft & Ritual MusicLabel: Nonesuch Explorer