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Lofty pianos glide seductively over powerful Bana’s percussive groove, as elegant vocals and colorful melodies radiate like the sunshine!
Oscar P’s hypnotizing remix of Omwana by DJ/producer MR.ECLECTIC, uses inexorable Afrocentric rhythms & Tina Ardor’s spirited vocals!
On LIMYÈ-A, from their latest 3 track EP, David Walters joins the regular Voilaaa singers crew Pat Kalla & Lass for an exclusive Latin track
Love? We need it. Hate? We can do without it. Money though, can’t live without that lol. I think we all need love sometimes. We never need Hate, who wants that? but money, I just can’t get enough of it, and that’s the same way i feel about this super duper World Hip Hop show every Wednesday right here on BTRtoday.com. Enough talking. Let’s get into it, come on!
Chicken No Dey Fly, is an infectious Afrobeat track, about greed & political power! It ft. the unmistakeable ryhthms of Tony Allen on drums!
Behind Tsunami’s low-voice on “Très Magnifique,” one finds a driving kit that occasionally transports to regions difficult to identify!
Ngalah Oreyo’s Zanzibar is inspired by its people's smile, the delicious seafood, the smell of spices in its streets & white sandy beaches!
Asher introduces free drums representing autonomous African motion & saxophone reflecting deeply & honestly on the violence of colonialism.
Sometimes we can be talking right to somebodies face and see they're not listening at all. Directly in the eye, yet their mind is already thinking about something else. In this fast pace world, listening to someone or not paying attention leads to all sorts of miscommunication. We don’t take the time to breathe, concentrate and just listen. Today, focus on listening to this dope podcast brought to you by no other than BTRtoday and Crazy Dj Bazarro. Let’s go and listen!
Hong Kong’s Pomegranate Sounds Steroid Dub take on W.A.O.’s Cortisol goes deep, though it keeps enough thump to rock peak dance floor crowds
I wonder; Was there music on Mars? Was there a civilized presence on Mars, and they came to earth? Mars seem to be a planet that’s older than earth. What happened to the planet’s magnetic field? Anyway, we're going to dedicate this show to Mars! We will keep wondering about Mars and Music while i throw this World Hip Hop mix at you, LOL. Let’s go!
From Grammy winner Dobet Gnahoré’s new album, Couleur, Yakané offers a powerful message that girls of today are the strong women of tomorrow
Can’t stop, won’t stop. That’s what I do until the wheels fall off. I guess that would be my feet? Or maybe my ankles? LOL, anyway we got some nice jams for you to rock to. New music by Tona, new album out called “Good Energy”. He’s a dope artist from Toronto, Canada, jump on that, you won’t be disappointed. Let’s go!!!
Stumbling Down boasts a dense bass-heavy groove that’s cut through w a frenetic mix of percussion & a vocal performance from Sampa the Great.
There Is No End is Tony Allen as his most copacetic, polished self. It doesn’t feel like the finish line, but rather a passing of the baton!
Salute to you and all the fans who tune in from around the world. Come on let’s go! Let’s rock.
Lagos, Nigeria based The Voice Of Lajorun’s latest release, Omo Aye, is a song that addresses the hurdles of life & courage to move forward!
Salute to everyone on the check in. Yes, another dope episode of World Hip Hop is ready for your listening pleasure. As we continue to process the madness upon us, not just the pandemic, but folks acting out some weird random criminal behavior, we still have to settle down and be smart about when and where to have a good time. It seems hard to do these days, but thank god for the music! Let’s go!!!
On Ddala (Real), Spyda MC drops his Lugaflow in the local Hip Hop vernacular. He exhorts us to stay authentic & not hide behind fake titles!
Panter feat. the powerful voice of Muambuyi, whose lyrics call upon a tribal leader to reveal his mystic powers in front of his followers!
Boom-bap head bopping music! Whenever we get a chance, we bring that chance to you, and we do it every week with the hard hitting World Hip Hop show. It's me, Bazarro on the mix, so come on let’s rock. It’s never too late to feel good!
Fôli Kadi translates to "music feels good" in Bambara. It plays on a subtle balance between a dance beat & emotional melodic content!
YITA by Fely Tchaco is a tribute to the migrants dying in the Mediterranean seas, victims of trafficking & slave trades around the world!
“Purpose Of Creation” blends highlife & jazz, with Etuk Ubong’s Nigerian heritage heard firmly at the fore of this engaging composition!
We need the rain, wash away the pain. Restart, rebuild. One day at a time, we fight through the madness, so we're going to rain on your parade with some good old around the world music. Respect to other cultures, beliefs and sounds. All aboard. Let’s rock!!!
The Star Feminine Band mull social concerns w/ enthusiasm & Femme Africaine, w/ its defiant melody, is the album’s self-celebratory anthem!
Owner of Lagos nightclub, TRUTH, Etuk Ubong’s I Waka Dey Go describes the everyday life and struggles of Nigerians & other Africans!
African Struggle is incredibly fast-paced & politically charged w/ Ubong on both trumpet & lead vocal, leading a 5 piece brass section!
Kárà-Kátà are composed of a wide range of talented musicians including several percussionists, a vibrant brass section, guitars & keyboards!
This might be one of your favorite days of the week. Wednesday! After the hump, you only have the rest of the week. Plus, you get to hear me rock the spot every Wednesday. We're traveling around the world, bringing you dope artists to bless your eardrums. It’s hump day, so let’s go!!!!
Lagos-based band Wura Samba’s style is characterized by a deep adherence to complex Yoruba religious themes w/ chants & high energy drums!
African Airways from A Long Way To The Beginning, is Seun Kuti’s warning against neocolonialism in Africa & is a good metaphor for the album
Just sit back, relax and ride out to some of these great tunes we got in store for you….from NY to the entire rest of the world. Stay focused, stay clean and be well. Let's gooooo!
Photoshop Reality nails the way people overplay reality on social media, photo shopping not only their photos, but their existence as well!
Tony Allen fans, Africaine 808’s remix of Afrodiscobeat adds a futuristic twist by re-programming it with drum machines & synthesizers!
Ekedi is a soulful & mellow track with a consistent mid-tempo rhythm that allows Manu Dibango to showcase his mastery of the saxophone!
Senegalese legend, Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane, released his 1st album in his mid 70s. His track, Bouki Ndiour, tells the tale of a hyena!
Despite being a project born from the privations of lockdown Eparapo’s music sought to create an expression of hope, resilience & resurgence
Yeah! Whenever you get rid of negative in your life, just yell "It's Overrrrrrr!" LOL. How you doing out there on the battle front? Yes, the madness continues, but we have to fight everyday. That's why music is a great cure for this virus thing called Covid. It helps the day fly by and calm your nerves, and hopefully one day, this whole mess will be over with. In the mean time, let's rock to some good ole World Hip Hop sounds.
Voraz is about the frenetic pace of daily life, with a tempo to match, elastic guitar lines & the driving Igbo woodblock that keeps time!
‘Shaman’ marks a significant landmark for Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids discography. Ackamoor pays homage to the ancestors on Salvation!
Wrong Way by Ojibo Afrobeat is inspired by a Fela Kuti speech in which he calls democracy in Nigeria & Africa in general “demo-crazy.”
Somewhere on this planet, there is a man sitting and rocking out to this podcasts. He's the man, but he's a very busy guy. You know why he's busy? Because I keep dropping these dope jewels on the people. Be like him! Let's go.