Judy Pollak exclusive interview – hear her modern soul gems on World Treasures Music Radio tonight at 8pm

WTM is absolutely delighted to bring you the voice and music of a legendary modern soul singer, activist and charity leader.

The very rare LP, In Togetherness, is Judy’s modern soul masterpiece featuring 33 1/3. It is being reissued soon and some of the highlights will be played on tonight’s World Treasures Music radio show, on Kmah Radio, at 8pm (GMT).

Click here to read an exclusive interview with Judy.

Click here to listen to the show from 8pm (GMT).

World Treasures Music Radio: 2017 Highlights and 2018 Preview

Playlist

Georgian State Merited Ensemble of Folk Song and Dance/Anzor Kavsadze – Chakrulo

Unknown (Voyager Golden Record) – Greetings (excerpt)

Okyerema Asante – That’s My Girl

Esa – Rent-A-Disc

Unknown (Voyager Golden Record) – Greetings (excerpt)

Majid Bekkas – Soudani Manayou (Cervo Edit)

Dr. Alimantado – Born For A Purpose/Reason For Living

Geoffrey Landers – So

Maria Rita – Cantico Brasileiro No. 3 (Kamaiura)

Moral Fibro – Take A Walk In The Sun

Alex Rosa – Sistem

Dub Oven – Dub Oven

Zazou/Bikaye/Cy1 – Eh! Yaye

Patrick Cowley – One Hot Afternoon

Minoru ‘Hoodoo’ Fushimi – Nikuzuke (Living Desk OF Flesh)

Kingsley Bucknor – You Gotta Keep On Luvin’ Me (Instrumental Hot Re-Mix)

Burnin Beat Feat. Olive Masinga – Searchin’

Focus – Rock Batlanga

Unknown (Voyager Golden Record) – Greetings (excerpt)

Donny Benet – Konichiwa

Daisho – Simba

Los Camaroes – Miss Ya Ntem

Iftiin Band feat. Mahmud Abdalla “Jerry” Hussen – Anna Qaylodhaankaan

Gilberto Gil – Toda Menina Baiana (Tahira Re-edit)

Senyaka – Bayanyonyoba

Mugwisa International Xylophone Group – Drop the Beat (FYI Chris Acid Drop)

Ambrose Roan Horse, Chester Roan, and Tom Roan – Navajo Night Chant, Yeibichai Dance

Arthur – Close To You

World Treasures Radio: Monday’s surprise show tracklist

On air now for a surprise Monday show until 2pm on kmah-radio.com (tracklist below).

Back on Thursday with a Holger Czukay tribute show – 2pm until 4pm on Kmah.

Synchro Rhythmic Eclectic Language – Pasto

Bro. Valentino – Stay Up Zimbabwe

4 Mars – Na Daadihi (Guide Us)

Minoru ‘Hoodoo’ Fushimi – Dompan (Alternate Version)

Minoru ‘Hoodoo’ Fushimi – Nikuzukue

Dur Dur Band feat. Sahra Dawo – Gorof (Elixir)

Minoru ‘Hoodoo’ Fushimi – Zenotized Funk

Minoru ‘Hoodoo’ Fushimi – Aiwa Noushinto

Om Alec Khaoli – Crosslines

Ya Tosiba – Futbola

Om Alec Khaoli – Enjoy

Umoja – 707

Minoru ‘Hoodoo’ Fushimi – Nohdashi

Minoru ‘Hoodoo’ Fushimi – It Isn’t Because Of Hemoglobin

Hype Williams – Blue Dream (Minkle throat charmer edit)

Sharaf Band feat. Xaawo Xiiran – Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani (My Life is Full of Tribulations)

Pasteur Lappé – Sanaga Calypso

EKO – M’ongele M’am

Pedrinho – Nanda

Bernard Ntone – Mussoliki

Manuel Gomes – JelivràBo Situacon

Mystic Djim and The Spirits – Yaounde Girls

Bro. Valentino – Ah Wo (Brand New Revolution)

R.J. Riggins – I Need You Now

World Treasures Music on Soundcloud

Check out the World Treasures Music Soundcloud page, follow us for updates and music related to the site and the WTM shows on KMAH Radio are posted here.

This is in addition to the WTM Mixcloud page where there are mixes of music from around the world as well as the new WTM Legends series, so far featuring Erasmo Carlos (Brazil) and Hailu Mergia (Ethiopia).

Tour of Mogadishu by Analog Africa founder Samy Ben Redjeb and Cameroon comp news

Analog Africa founder Samy Ben Redjeb has unpacked some finds from a recent trip to Mogadishu and is preparing to drop a new compilation of music from Cameroon.

The tracklisting for the new compilation of Pop Makossa – The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976–1984 looks absolutely monstrous bringing together rare and in demand records from artists such as Bill Loko and Eko.

It is out on June 16 and features: (1) Dream Stars – Pop Makossa Invasion (2) Mystic Djim & The Spirits – Yaoundé Girls (3) Bill Loko – Nen Lambo (4) Pasteur Lappé – Sanaga Calypso (5) Eko – M’ongele M’am (6) Olinga Gaston – Ngon Engap (7) Emmanuel Kahe et Jeanette Kemogne – Ye Medjuie (8) Nkodo Si-Tony – Mininga Meyong Mese (9) Pasteur Lappé – The Sekele Movement (10) Bernard Ntone – Mussoliki (11) Pat’ Ndoye – More Love (12) Clément Djimogne – Africa

The Mogadishu finds are revealed in the recent and brilliant radio show for Worldwide FM by the Analog Africa main man as he passed through London to master the forthcoming Cameroon compilation and play the Love & Unity Party as Analog Africa Soundsystem.

Another solid year for Analog Africa is in store.

Awesome Tapes From Africa reissue Umoja’s 707, South African music reigns and bubblegum is back!

The Awesome Tapes From Africa label returns after Brian Shimkovitz’s recent expedition to South Africa – resulting in this much sought after reissue of bubblegum music stars Umoja and their 1988 EP 707. The label boss and DJ also linked up with Johannesburg selector and Afro Synth record shop owner, DJ Okapi, to check out his rapidly renowned emporium.

The band’s ‘Om’ Alec Khaoli turned to the pure pop form during apartheid in the mid-‘80s and Umoja’s EP 707 was a chart-topping hit in 1988 that achieved double-platinum status. Bubblegum music was an extremely catchy township music with call-and-response vocals and synthesiser-led melodies.

Umoja translates as “oneness” or “unity” in Swahili. “Bubblegum music was about escape,” explains Khaoli. “If you had grown up in South Africa at the time, there was nothing more in your life than oppression. It was even in your dreams. Anything that was a way out was welcome…When this music was playing everyone just wanted to dance, just have a good time.”

Awesome Tapes From Africa will release Umoja’s 707 on LP/CD/Digital on May 5.

And while we’re at it, Brian posted this artifact recently: