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Lopa Kothari with Dur-Dur Band (Somalia)

Lopa Kothari with a studio session from Somalia's Dur-Dur Band, a Mixtape from Jamaican singer Winston McAnuff and a Road Trip to Mexico with Betto Arcos.

Lopa Kothari presents a special session from Somalia's Dur-Dur Band ahead of their rare live performance in London tomorrow celebrating the re-issue of their first two albums on the Analog Africa label. Formed in Mogadishu in the 1980s Dur-Dur Band mix traditional Somalian music with funk, soul, disco and New Wave. Also featured tonight is a Road Trip to Veracruz in Mexico with music journalist Betto Arcos, a Mixtape from Jamaican singer Winston McAnuff, and music from our Classic Artist tonight, Hungarian cimbalon player Kalman Balogh. Plus a round-of new releases including tracks by Anthony Joseph, Lokkhi Terra and Dele Sosimi, Animanz and Mountain Man.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Dur-Dur Band

    Yabaal (Studio Session)

  • Thabang Tabane

    Father & Mother

    • Matjale.
    • Mushroom Hour Half Hour.
  • Slow Moving Clouds

    First Breath

    • Starfall.
  • Caña Dulce y Caña Brava

    El Siquisiri (Road Trip)

    • Sones Jarochos.
    • The Orchard Music.
  • Son de Madera

    La Iguana (Road Trip)

    • Caribe Mar Sincopado.
    • Fonarte Latino.
  • El Grupo Mono Blanco

    La Moreno (Road Trip)

    • Soneros Jarochos.
    • Arhoolie.
  • Quetzal

    La bamba (Road Trip)

    • The Eternal Getdown.
    • Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
  • Chejere

    Cocuyo (Road Trip)

    • Ojos de Luna.
    • Fonarte Latino.
  • Soothsayers

    Good Vibration

    • Tradition.
    • Wah Wah 45s.
  • Anthony Joseph

    On the Move

    • On the Move.
    • Heavenly Sweetness.
  • Dur-Dur Band

    Antar (Studio Session)

  • Dur-Dur Band

    Jaajumoow Jees (Studio Session)

  • Kálmán Balogh

    Keseredes Kave (Bittersweet Coffee) (Classic Artist)

    • Rough Guide to Hungary.
    • World Music Network.
  • Fara

    Simple Dirt/The Fighter

    • Times from Times Fall.
    • Fara Music.
  • Lokki Terra Meets Dele Sosimi


    • Cubafrobeat.
    • Funkiwala Records.
  • José González

    With the Ink of a Ghost

    • Vestiges and Claws.
    • Mute Records.
  • Bobby Womack

    Harry Hippie (Mixtape)

    • Understanding.
    • United Artists Records.
  • Phyllis Dillon

    One Life To Live (Mixtape)

    • One Life To Live.
    • Treasure Isle.
  • Bob Andy

    The Games People Play (Mixtape)

    • Fire Burning.
    • Trojan Records.
  • Bobby “Blue” Bland

    Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City (Heritage Track)

    • Dreamer.
    • ABC/Dunhill Records.
  • Dur-Dur Band

    Diinleeya (Studio Session)

  • Animanz & Juanita Euka

    Exotic Other

    • Exotic Other.
    • Tru Thoughts.
  • Mountain Man

    Rang Tang Ring Toon

    • Magic Ship.
    • Bella Union.
  • Tormis Quartet

    Kas on Minia Meelt Mooda

    • Tormisele (Hommage to Veljo Tormis).
    • Nordic Notes.
  • Ssing Ssing

    Cheong Chun Ga (Song of Youth)


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