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Ride The Africa Express with Stephen Budd

First broadcast date: 23 August 2018

Having worked with Songhoy Blues and Fatoumata Diawara & Seun Kuti and his background in African music, Stephen Budd is one of the key movers behind Damon Albarn’s Africa Express project and founded music festivals around the globe.

He has a long history of crate-digging in Africa and has amassed a significant collection of original 1970’s vinyl from Ghana, Nigeria, Congo and elsewhere. This summer he DJ’d at Worldwide Festival, The Istanbul Jazz Festival, London’s National Theatre, The Ace Hotel (for Diggers Dozen) and the DMZ Peace Train Festival.

Follow him on Twitter @stephenbudd

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Tracklist

Bill Loko – Salsa Makossa [Makossa Vibrations]
Antoinette Konan – Kokoloko Tani [Antoinette Konan]
F Kenya – Ewule Ama Mandobe [Essiebons]
Destruction  Nkengas – Nkenga Special [Tackle]
Al Balabil – El Manga [Munsphone]
Wejene Aola – Dexter Story ft. Kamasi Washington [Soundway]
Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats – Ezuku Buzo [West African]
Osibisa – Ayiko Bia [MCA]
Fela Kuti – Ako [Fela Kuti]
Geraldo Pino – Africans Must Unite [Suzumi]
Joe Mensah – Cry Laughter [Decca]
Osayomore Joseph and the Creative Seven  – Africa Is My Root [Polygram]
Vaudou Game  – Pas Contente [Hot Casa]
Lizandro Meza Y Su Conjunto – Shacalao [Olimeza]
Akaba & the Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen [Ekimogun]
Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band – Mewo Akoma [Comet]
The Pasteur Lappe – Sekele Movement [Sekele Productions]
Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers – Africa, Centre of the World [Phonodisk]
The African Soundz of Guy Warren of Ghana – African Dance No. 1 [Fiesta]
William Onyeabor – Why Go To War? [Wilfilms]
The Wings – Afam Efuna [HMV]
Aktion – Groove The Funk [Clover]
Kiala & The Afroblaster – Sorrow, Tears and Blood [Soul Garden Records]
Ed Watson & His Brass Circle – Roforofo Fight [Circle]
Ephraim Sings Fela – Ko-Se-Se (Its Not Possible) [Tabansi]
Fela Kuti – Shuffa (Beatsy Collins Re-edit) [Dubplate]
Afro National – Mr. Who You Be [Afro National]
Hugh Masekela – What Is Wrong With Groovin’ [Chisa]

 

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