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4 Mars and music from Djibouti

Kathryn Tickell talks to Ostinato Records founder Vik Sohonie about their new release of rare archive music from Djibouti, featuring the band 4 Mars.

Kathryn Tickell talks to Ostinato Records founder Vik Sohonie about their new release of music from 1980s Djibouti star group 4 Mars, heard for the first time in decades. Sourced from old tapes sitting in the vaults of the national radio station in Djibouti City, this release represents the first in a series from the archive that have been little heard outside the east African country,

Plus new releases from Mali, Scotland, Ireland, France and Brazil as well as a taste of next week's interviewee, Cuban pianist Omar Sosa.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 20 Feb 2021 16:00

Music Played

  • San Salvador

    Fai Sautar

    • La Grande Folie.
    • Pagans.
    • 1.
  • Anansy Cissé

    Foussa foussa

    • Anoura.
    • Riverboat Records.
    • 2.
  • Iona Fyfe

    The Wild Geese

    • Iona Fyfe.
  • 4 Mars

    Daroor (The Rain Didn't Come)

    • (Djibouti Archives Vol. 1) Super Somali Sounds from the Gulf of Tadjoura.
    • Ostinato Records.
    • 5.
  • 4 Mars

    Tilman Baa Lagu Socdaa (Follow the Rules)

    • (Djibouti Archives Vol. 1) Super Somali Sounds from the Gulf of Tadjoura.
    • Ostinato Records.
    • 10.
  • 4 Mars

    Abaal (Gratitude)

    • (Djibouti Archives Vol. 1) Super Somali Sounds from the Gulf of Tadjoura.
    • Ostinato Records.
    • 12.
  • Kraja

    Bortom skogen

    • Vinter.
    • Ljudinstitutet.
    • 4.
  • Ye Vagabonds

    I'm a Rover

    • I’m a Rover / The Bothy Lands.
    • River Lea.
    • 1.
  • Marcos Resende, Rubão Sabino, Claudio Caribé & Oberdan Magalhães

    Nina Neném

    • Marcos Resende & Index.
    • Far Out Records.
    • 2.
  • 4 Mars

    Gabadha Soo Galbiya (Song to escort newlyweds)

    • (Djibouti Archives Vol. 1) Super Somali Sounds from the Gulf of Tadjoura.
    • Ostinato Records.
    • 13.
  • 4 Mars

    Tamarta (Power)

    • (Djibouti Archives Vol. 1) Super Somali Sounds from the Gulf of Tadjoura.
    • Ostinato Records.
    • 4.
  • 4 Mars

    Baxsanow Ismaacil (Song for Djibouti's President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh)

    • (Djibouti Archives Vol. 1) Super Somali Sounds from the Gulf of Tadjoura.
    • Ostinato Records.
    • 7.
  • Omar Sosa & Rajery

    Eretseretse

    • An East African Journey.
    • Ota Records.
    • 4.

Broadcast

  • Sat 20 Feb 2021 16:00

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