Wednesday, Feb 9, 2022 – Echoes Program 2206C

Ambiences in Black: Ambient Artists from the African Diaspora

Ambiences in Black

In celebration of Black History Month, we turn the Echoes prism onto the African and black influences in ambient music. They come from many sources: jazz, R&B, Hip-hop, and Africa itself.  The sound can range from the space music of electronic artist Vic Hennegan to Nana Adjoa, a wonderful singer from Holland descended from a Dutch mother and Ghanaian father. Cold Specks is from Canada, but her roots are in her ancestral home of Somalia, and she now records under her Somali name, Ladan Hussein. Then there are the pioneers of ambient music, Miles Davis and Sun Ra. From Trip-Hop artists Morcheeba to Techno pioneer Jeff Mills, we explore the sounds of Black Ambient Music on Echoes.

Wednesday, Feb 9, 2022 – Echoes Program 2206C
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Start Time

Group Name

Song Name

Album Name

First Half Hour

0:01:01 Vic Hennegan Sermon of the Mountain Man In a Field of Worlds and Mirrors
0:06:00 Don Cherry Multikulti Soothsayer Player Multikulti
0:10:02 Kouame Sereba Bako Bako
0:14:05 Morcheeba Cut My Heart Out Blackest Blue
0:18:55 Clarence Clemons Miracle Peacemaker

Second Half Hour

0:30:01 Chris Liebing Whispers and Wires (feat. Ladan) Another Day
0:35:40 Miles Davis He Loved Him Madly Get Up With It
0:46:05 Jeff Mills The March (Blue Potential Version) Blue Potential: Live with Montpellier Philharmonic Orchestra
0:51:20 Creation Rebel Starship Africa Section 1 Starship Africa

Third Half Hour

1:01:01 Massive Attack (feat. Martina Topley-Bird) Babel Heligoland
1:07:27 Kanye West Say You Will (with Caroline Shaw) Say You Will (single)
1:12:02 DJ Spooky Azadi (The New Complexity) The Secret Song
1:16:37 Sun Ra Spectrum The Solar Myth Approach Vol 1
1:21:24 Nana Adjoa Throw Stones Big Dreaming Ants
1:24:18 Weather Report Scarlet Woman Mysterious Traveler

Fourth Half Hour

1:30:01 Wally Badarou A Horn For Lake Powell Words of a Mountain
1:34:03 Vagabon Water Me Down Vagabon
1:38:13 Fhloston Paradigm Beyond the Sun Tomorrow (Noise from the18th Floor)
1:47:03 Julian Priester & Pepo Mtoto Prologue: Love Love Love Love


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