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Oliver Mtukudzi and Baaba Maal

Rita Ray presents music from the African Soul Rebels tour, featuring performances by best-selling Zimbabwean singer Oliver Mtukudzi and the voice of the great Baaba Maal.

Rita Ray presents music by two of Africa's leading stars, as the programme joins the African Soul Rebels tour at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. Featuring music from the best-selling Zimbabwean singer Oliver Mtukudzi, and in a new acoustic line-up, the great Senegalese singer/guitarist Baaba Maal.

Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi is one of the most respected singers and songwriters in southern Africa, as well as a successful artist in his home country of Zimbabwe. Since his first single in 1975 his music has chronicled years of struggle and civil war, urging tolerance and restraint.

Baaba Maal, most recently a key member of Damon Albarn's Africa Express project, is one of Senegal's leading musicians. Following the release of 2008's On the Road album, he joins the tour with a new acoustic line-up. As well as making music, he has been working as a Youth Emissary for the United Nations Development Programme, raising awareness of the disadvantages faced by people whose countries are ravaged by poverty, a lack of education and the threat of disease.

WORLD ROUTES
Presented by Rita Ray
Produced by Peter Meanwell

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Fax 020 7765 5052
e-mail world.routes@bbc.co.uk

Saturday 14th March, 3pm

Recording as part of African Soul Rebels Tour, Bridgewater Hall, 6th March 2009

Baaba Maal & Ensemble
Baaba Maal (vocals/acoustic guitar)
Alioune Diouf (drums)
Mbara Cisse (bass)
Mansour Seck (vocals)
Mama Gaye (acoustic guitar)
Barou Sall (hoddu)
Mamadou Sarr (djembe)

Maal: Lekki
Baaba Maal & Ensemble
BBC recording at the Bridgewater Hall, 6th March, by James Birtwistle & Mark Wood

Interview with Baaba Maal

Arr. Maal: Dakar Moon
Arr. Maal: Iyango
Arr. Maal: International
BBC recording at the Bridgewater Hall, 6th March, by James Birtwistle & Mark Wood

Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits
Oliver Mtukudzi (vocals/acoustic guitar)
Tendai Samson Mataure (drums)
Never Mpofu (bass)
Peggy Mubariki (percussion/backing vocals)
Charles Chipanga (marimba/backing vocals)
Vimbainashe Zimuto (mbira)

Interview: Oliver Mtukudzi

Arr. Mtukudzi: Dzandimomotera
Arr. Mtukudzi: Ziwere
Arr. Mtukudzi: Chiri Mundai
Arr. Mtukudzi: Hear me Lord
BBC recording at the Bridgewater Hall, 6th March, by James Birtwistle & Mark Wood

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Sat 14 Mar 2009 15:00

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