Host Guy Raz takes a spin through some of the newest music from West Africa and the Southern Sahara. His guide is Betto Arcos, host of Global Village on KPFK in Los Angeles. Among Betto's picks: Angelique Kidjo's thrilling version of a song many Americans know as "Wimoweh" or "The Lion Sleeps Tonight."
Other songs played:
- Tinariwen, "Chabiba," from Imidiwan: Companions
- Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate, "Sabu Yerkoy," from Ali And Toumani
- Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, "Ladon," from I Speak Fula
- Burkina Electric, "Ligdi," from Paspanga
- Angelique Kidjo, "Mbube," from Oyo