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Charlie died recently following a long illness. The BBC World Service is currently repeating some of his programmes. This one was first broadcast in Sept 2006.

This week Charlie travels musically across Africa. Starting in the Atlantic on the West coast, with a beautifully muted perfomance by Salif Keita in collaboration with Cesaria Evora, then on to Mali and a giant leap on to Uganda before ending up in Tanzania, ready to plunge into the Indian Ocean. It's beautiful music all the way.

Malian singer Salif Keita performs during Africa Live in Madrid May 29, 2010. REUTERS/Juan Medina.

28 minutes

Last on

Mon 7 Jun 2010 02:32GMT

Music Played

  • Salif Keita

    Yamore with Cesária Évora

    Mali/Cape Verde

    • Moffou.
    • Universal.
    • 8527.
  • Issa Bagayogo

    Ciew Nawale


    • West Africa Unwired.
    • World Music Network.
    • RGNET1169CD.
  • Gabriela Mendes


    Cape Verde

    • Acoustic Africa.
    • Putumayo.
    • PUT 254-2.
  • Samite

    Nawe Okiwulira


    • Embalasasa.
    • Ryko/Triloka/Artemis.
    • TRICD82071.
  • Mlimani Park Orchestra



    • Rough Guide to the Music of Tanzania.
    • World Music Network.
    • RGNET1158CD.