Sunday, 23 May 2010

Indépendance Cha-Cha

Some gentle anti-colonialism for a sunny Sunday morning. I heard this on yesterday's excellent World Routes programme on Radio 3 about the music of post-independence Francophone Africa. I love the way that Latin American beats, which owe so much to African rhythms, have been re-appropriated by African musicians: though apparently this track was recorded in Brussels, of all places.

1 comment:

Minnie said...

Yes, the very best kind of cross-pollination (the same is true of reggae) - lovely! Thanks, Martin.