WELTBEAT’S JEAN TROUILLET SHARES A NEW ‘AFRICAN PRESENCE’ SPECIAL ALONGSIDE HAUKE DORSCH (AFRICAN MUSIC ARCHIVE)
This week’s Globalwize radio show presented by WeltBeat host and selector Jean Trouillet is another ‘African Presence‘ special, placing an emphasis on – as you may have guessed – the music of Africa. Joining him in the studio is special guest Dr. Hauke Dorsch, director of the African Music Archive (AMA) at the University of Mainz. On this occasion, Trouillet plays several records from reissue labels, also keen on keeping African traditions alive and making these sounds accessible to generations to come. The “Globalwize Radioshow #426” includes extraordinary music by pioneering Congolese singer, guitarist and songwriter Franklin Boukaka, Egyptian grand dame Oum Kalsoum also known as the ‘Star of the East’, three tracks from the compilation “Maghreb Lyon 1972-1998” of popular music from the Maghreb region (from Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia) by artists such as Jamal Estaifi, Salah el Annabi, and Cheb Hocine Chabati, Nigerian multi-instrumentalist Philosopher Okundaye’s Edo funk project The Good Samaritans, Chadian singer Maître Gazonga and Congolese-born musician Sam Mangwana, both found on the three-volume “Golden Afrique” compilations series. Meanwhile, Hauke Dorsch shares the story of the AMA and gives insight into the archive’s vast collection.