Skip to main content

Safarini in transit: Music of African immigrants

Various Artists
Safarini in transit: Music of African immigrants

Musicians from Ghana, Kenya, Republic of Congo, and Zimbabwe lead powerful performances by five ensembles of African musicians who now live in the United States. Studio recordings from 1995-1998, these rhythmic tracks feature memories of childhood, the instrumentation and performance styles of contemporary Afropop, and experimentation with new international musical styles. 67 minutes. "Not only does this collection shine the spotlight on some excellent transplanted musicians playing African-styled music in America, it also underscores those all-important links between African musical culture and the American milieu of soul, R&B, gospel, and funk." — CMJ New Music Report

RELATED LESSON PLAN
"Mbiras, Marimbas, and You: Zimbabwean Music for the General Music Classroom"

Track Listing

icon-circle-play
101
Tcheni Tcheni Wawali Bonane with Yoka Nzenze 4:38
icon-circle-play
102
Safarini Frank Ulwenya and Afrisound with Yoka Nzenze 5:44
icon-circle-play
103
Nyoka Musango Lora Chiorah-Dye and Sukutai 5:51
icon-circle-play
104
Ko Kofi Anang 7:10
icon-circle-play
105
Amedzro Obo Addy 6:43
icon-circle-play
106
Wumba Wumba Wawali Bonane with Yoka Nzenze 6:25
icon-circle-play
107
Chakacha Frank Ulwenya 3:54
icon-circle-play
108
Chemtengure Lora Chiorah-Dye and Sukutai 5:46
icon-circle-play
109
Kusanga Ema Wawali Bonane with Yoka Nzenze 6:54
icon-circle-play
110
Oshi Obo Addy 5:39
icon-circle-play
111
Hail Kofi Anang 6:00
icon-circle-play
112
Mwari Komborera I Africa Lora Chiorah-Dye and Sukutai 2:18

.