African Women Sing: the fifth installment of our ongoing mixtape collaboration with Nick Barbery of the Portland, OR based, Ghost Capital. In addition to his online digs, Barbery hosts the monthly radio show Africa O-Ye! at Portland’s eclectic community FM station, KBOO. At 31 tracks, the following mix celebrates the rich and varied female driven music of the African continent – past and present.

After the jump: download, tracklisting, provenance…

Download: African Women Sing (Ghost Capital V – A Mixtape) – zipped folder

1. Mariem Salec (Sahrawi, West Sahara) – What Am I Longing For?
2. Les Amazones de Guinee – Soungouroun Baya
3. Sophia Ben & The Eagles Lupopo (Kenya)- See Serere
4. Mahely Ba (Côte d’Ivoire) – Asiadji
5. Dark City Sisters (South Africa) – Langa More
6. Fatima Haryan (Somalia) – Calolyow
7. Jeri-Jeri (Senegal) – Xale (with Mbene Diatta Seck)
8. Ramata Diakité (Burkina Faso) – Djandjo
9. Hasna El Becharia (Algeria) – Koul Chi Al Oualidine
10. Raiz di Djaforgo (Cape Verde) – Brial
11. Dorothy Masuka (South Africa) – Unamanga
12. Hawa Daisy Moore (Liberia/USA) – Ja Na Ka
13. Kawaliwa & Mary w. the AGS Boys (Uganda) – Fumbria Abaana
14. M’Pongo Love w/ Orch. Les Ya Toupas (DRC) – Kapwepwe
15. Tuareg Girl – Ivory Coast
16. Hirute Bekele (Ethiopia) – Track 3 (edit)
17. Evi-Edna Ogholi (Nigeria) – Obaro
18. Aminata Wassidjé Traoré (Mali) – Tamala
19. Alsarah & The Nubatones (Sudan/USA) – Habibi Taal
20. Nahawa Doumbia (Mali) – Lelale (DJ Diaki Remix)
21. Bechita Ali (Eritrea) – Bshrat
22. Ayaan Warsame (Somalia) – Kampala Adaa i Baday
23. Amira Deng (South Sudan) – Weik Jien
24. Malika (Bajuni, Somalia) – The Captain Knows (Nahodha Mwenye Elimo)
25. Cwaizile Shandu (Zulu, South Africa) – Emalomeni
26. Christy Azuma, Uppers International (Ghana) – Naam
27. Ester John, Fadhili William, Ben Nicholar, Fundi Kondi (Kenya) – Mwanamali Wa Maridadi
28. Tambours Du Burundi – Akazehe
29. Marie Kitoko (DRC) – Ya Bisu Se Malembe
30. Dalom Kids (South Africa) – Vummelanani
31. Nancy Agag (Sudan) – God Protect You

Related: Aquarium Drunkard / Ghost Capital Mixtape Archives

11 Responses to “AD Presents :: African Women Sing (Ghost Capital V – A Mixtape)”

  1. Looks great Nick! Can’t wait to get home and listen!

  2. I’m so excited to put this on when I get home. The link to the Ghost Capital goes to the old site. It’s, right? Either way, keep up the good work, all.

  3. perfect

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  5. really nice show today

  6. Imagine my sadness when the file I downloaded to my Mac showed a size of only 5k and would not extract. What to do?

  7. The original link is busted – but I found this works:
    (download is about 243MB)

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