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Fredy Massamba

Lopa Kothari presents Congolese singer and rapper Fredy Massamba in session plus the latest sounds from around the world.

Lopa Kothari is joined by Congolese singer and rapper Fredy Massamba in session. Originally from Congo-Brazzaville he toured with the Tambours de Brazza, Zap Mama and Didier Awadi, and last year released his first solo album Ethophony. Fredy sings exclusively in Kikongo, and many of the songs on the album reflect on the period of civil war in his country. He talks to Lopa about leaving Brazzaville, recording in Dakar and Bombay, and why he wants to say thank you to the Pygmy people of the Congo. Plus new music from around the globe.

1 hour, 45 minutes

Last on

Fri 4 Feb 2011 23:15

Music Played

  • Joachim Kühn - Majid Bekkas - Ramon Lopez - Enjoy

    Composer:

  • Iness Mezel

    Trance

    • Beyond the Trance.
    • Wrasse Records WRASS270.
  • Brigada Víctor Jara

    Menina vamos a Murta

    Composer: Trad, Arr. Ricardo J. Dias

    • Melo promo.
    • Melmusic, CCPH006.
  • Panthers

    Malkaus

    • Pakistan-Folk & Pop Instrumentals 1966-76.
    • Sublime Frequencies SF064LP.
  • Plearn Promdan

    Wan Maha Sanook

    • The Sound of Siam –Leftfield Luk-thung Jaz & molam in Thailand 1964-75 Label: Soundway SNDWCD027.
  • Ranil y su Conjunto

    Mala Muher

    • The Roots of Chicha 2 –Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru.
    • Crammed Discs CRAW73.
  • Studio session with Fredy Massamba

    • Fredy Massamba

      Ntoto

      Performers: Fredy Massamba (vocal); Fred Hirschy (laptop/guitar); Noumoukounda Sissoko (kora)

      • BBC Recording, January 2011.
    • Fredy Massamba

      Zonza

      Performers: Fredy Massamba (vocal); Fred Hirschy (laptop/guitar);

      • BBC Recording, January 2011.
  • Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

    Won't be long

    • The Holy Coming of the Storm.
    • Cahalenandeli 0326.
  • Lynne Hanson

    When Lovers leave

    • Once the sun goes down.
    • Weatherbox PLH201001.
  • Charlie Parr

    God moves on the Water

    • 1922 Blues EP.
    • Tin Angel Records.
  • Studio session with Fredy Massamba

    • Fredy Massamba

      Destiny

      Performers: Fredy Massamba (vocal); Fred Hirschy (laptop/guitar); Noumoukounda Sissoko (kora)

      • BBC Recording, January 2011.
    • Fredy Massamba

      Pygmie

      Performers: Fredy Massamba (vocal); Fred Hirschy (laptop/guitar);

      • BBC Recording, January 2011.
  • Va Fan Fahre

    Lahzet Zekrayat

    • Al Wa’debt.
    • Zephyrus ZEP010.
  • Fairuz

    Bektob Asamihon

    • Eh Fi Amal.
    • Fayrouz Productions 528900012502.
  • Manecas Costa

    Irmon di Terra

    • Alo Irmao!.
    • Falca Trua da Imaxe e musica FAL-674.
  • Aurelio Martinez

    Tio Sam

    • Laru Beya.
    • Real World Records CDRW180.
  • Chico Buarque

    Cotidiano

    • Construcao.
    • Philips 9788579711022.
  • Cravo & Canela

    Fogo Pago

    • Preco de cada um.
    • Mr Bongo World Cinema & Music MRBCDPROM0073.
  • Nancy Vieira

    Nos Dom

    Composer: Jorge ‘Djim’ Job/Carlos ‘Kalu’ Monteiro

    • Melo promo.
    • Melmusic CCPH006.
  • Bhimsen Joshi

    Thumri – Bavre dam de Gayo

    • Unsung vol. 1.
    • Navras NRCD8033.

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