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From Four Different Corners Of Africa, Four Bold New Albums
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From Four Different Corners Of Africa, Four Bold New Albums

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Tuareg blues and griot guitar meet virtuoso percussion on Zoy Zoy, the latest album from the Niger band Tal National. i

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Tuareg blues and griot guitar meet virtuoso percussion on Zoy Zoy, the latest album from the Niger band Tal National.

Tuareg blues and griot guitar meet virtuoso percussion on Zoy Zoy, the latest album from the Niger band Tal National.

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World-music DJ Betto Arcos is back — this time, with music he's found all over the African continent. The host of Global Village on KPFK in Los Angeles recently joined NPR's Arun Rath to discuss new albums from four different corners of Africa, including soulful songs from a prison in Malawi, dance music from Congo and a collaboration between a Malian singer and a Cuban pianist. Hear their conversation at the audio link, and check out the music below.

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From Kinshasa
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02Shégué
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    From Kinshasa
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    Mbongwana Star
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    Warner Bros.
    Released
    1969

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I Have No Everything Here

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04A Message (I Will Take You)
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    A Message (I Will Take You)
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    I Have No Everything Here
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    Zomba Prison Project
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    Six Degrees
    Released
    2015

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I Have No Everything Here
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I Have No Everything Here
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Zomba Prison Project
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Six Degrees
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Zoy Zoy

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03Claire
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    Claire
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    Zoy Zoy
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    Tal National
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    FatCat Records
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    1969

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Zoy Zoy
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Zoy Zoy
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Tal National
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FatCat Records

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At Home

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03Yemaya
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    Yemaya
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    At Home: Live in Marciac
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    Roberto Fonseca/Fatoumata Diawara
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    Jazz Village
    Released
    2015

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