African Legends, New Music From Shearwater And More

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This month, the first nine albums by legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti are being reissued. They've been remastered and sound better than ever. On this edition of All Songs Considered, we hear an extended cut from Kuti's stunning 1972 album Shakara. Also on the show: a new album from the late Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure and kora player Toumani Diabate; Shearwater's dramatic new concept record The Golden Archipelago; the wind-swept, ethereal world of electronic musician Eluvium; a new collaboration between Portland, Ore., artists Laura Gibson and Ethan Rose; the haunting, mournful sounds of Richard Skelton; and some incredible new guitar-rock from The Archie Bronson Outfit.

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African Legends, New Music From Shearwater And More

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Fela Kuti

  • Artist: Fela Kuti
  • Song: Shakara (Oloje)
  • From: Shakara/London Scene
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Shakara (Oloje)
Album
Shakara/London Scene
Artist
Fela Kuti
Label
Wrasse
Released
2000

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Ali Farka Touré/Toumani Diabaté

  • Artist: Ali Farka Touré/Toumani Diabaté
  • Song: Samba Geladio
  • From: Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
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Samba Geladio
Album
Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
Artist
Ali Farka Touré/Toumani Diabaté
Label
Nonesuch Records
Released
2010

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Shearwater

  • Artist: Shearwater
  • Song: Castaways
  • From: Golden Archipelago [Deluxe Edition]
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Castaways
Album
Golden Archipelago [Deluxe Edition]
Artist
Shearwater
Label
Matador
Released
2010

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Eluvium

  • Artist: Eluvium
  • Song: Leaves Eclipse the Light
  • From: Similes
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Leaves Eclipse the Light
Album
Similes
Artist
Eluvium
Label
Temporary Residence
Released
2010

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