The Hear and Now

Ian Brennan Returns With New, Rare African Recordings

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Former Bay Area resident and indie rock musician Ian Brennan, now living in Italy, returns to KPFA with more original field recordings, this time from Malawi and Rwanda–albums by the Tanzania Albinism Collective and Abatwa (the Pygmy). Ian will talk with host Derk Richardson about his efforts to bring attention to endangered music and the people who make it.




Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano & ...Sad MeetingIleOta Records
Ian Brennan interviewabout his recording projectsin Tanzania and Rwandan.a.
Tanzania Albinism Collective (Miyango Tiziwa)Peace Has VanishedWhite African PowerSix Degrees
Tanzania Albinism Collective (Christina Wagulu)Life Is HardWhite African PowerSix Degrees
Tanzania Albinism Collective (Hamidu Didas)Stigma, EverywhereWhite African PowerSix Degrees
Abatwa (The Pygmy) [Emmanuel Habumuremy]Stop Crying NowWhy Did We Stop Growing Tall?Glitterbeat Records
Abatwa (The Pygmy) [Emmanuel Hatungimana]I Will ServeWhy Did We Stop Growing Tall?Glitterbeat Records
Abatwa (The Pygmy) [Rosine Nyiranshimiyimana]The Child from the StreetsWhy Did We Stop Growing Tall?Glitterbeat Records
Sainkho NantchylakThe Road BackLike a Bird of Spirit, Not a FacePonderosa Music & Art
John WatersMake Trouble, Part 1Make Trouble (45 rpm single)Third Man Records
Billie HolidayThe Very Thought of YouGreatest HitsColumbia
Leonard CohenLeaving the TableYou Want It DarkerColumbia
Jesse WinchesterNo Pride at AllGentleman of LeisureSugar Hill
Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsI'll Be BackThe English PatientFantasy
Joni MitchellA Case of YouBoth Sides NowReprise
Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano & ...4UIleOta Records
Anouar BrahemLa NuitBlue MaqamsECM

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