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19/11/2005

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 19 November 2005

As their elections approach, Philip Sweeney reports from Gabon - one of the more stable and prosperous African countries. The family of the long-serving president happens to include several musicians.

Also, Lucy Duran meets one of the great singers of West Africa, Cheikh Lo from Senegal.

Music Played

11 items
  • Image for Cheikh Lô

    Cheikh Lô Toogayu

    Lamp Fall, World Circuit WCD 073

  • Image for Hélder Moutinho

    Hélder Moutinho Ai do Vento

    Luz de Lisboa, Ocarina OCA 010

  • Image for Tcheka

    Tcheka Djan kre Bejabu

    Nu Monda, Lusafrica, 023332

  • Image for Adrian Martinez and the Garifuna All Stars

    Adrian Martinez and the Garifuna All Stars Baba

    From Bakabush, Stonetree STR 027

  • Image for Mariem Hassan

    Mariem Hassan Mawal

    Desos, Nubenegra, INN 1128-2

  • Image for Papua New Guinea Stringbands & Bob Brozman

    Papua New Guinea Stringbands & Bob Brozman Beautiful Rabaul

    Songs of the Volcano, Riverboat Records TUGCD 1040

  • PHILIP SWEENEY IN GABON

    • Image for Kacky Disco

      Kacky Disco Petit Modele

      Les Meilleurs Tubes de Kacky Disco, 100% le pays (no number)

  • Image for And Obomiyia

    And Obomiyia Ikokou

    Obomiyia, Pada/EMI 5767202

  • Image for Cheikh Lô

    Cheikh Lô Mame Masamba

    BBC Recording

  • Image for Cheikh Lô

    Cheikh Lô Senegal-Brazil

    Lamp Fall, World Circuit WCD 073

  • Image for Cheikh Lô

    Cheikh Lô Sama kaani Xeen

    BBC Recording

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