Friday, July 18, 2014

Hopeful Melody

Propelling ritual and identity, rhythm is the musical staple food of Africa. What of melody?

Whether the product of voices in English, French, or a thousand tribal dialects, the breath through a horn or flute, or a plucked kora, it is melody that tells the true stories of struggle, liberation, celebration and despair so contrasting on the continent.

This episode weaves melody over, through and around rhythms from Addis Ababa to Cape Town and includes these tracks:Download (right click and save) | Subscribe to all episodes | Subscribe in iTunes