3 Jul 2015

WOMAD 2015 Episode 1

From RNZ Music, 11:06 pm on 3 July 2015

Jupiter Okwess International by Michael Flynn
Jupiter Okwess International on stage at WOMAD Taranaki 2015. Photo: Michael Flynn.

Featuring two of Africa's finest musical exports: Youssou N'Dour from Senegal, is a man described as the Golden voice of Africa. Accompanied by big band Super Etoile de Dakar, Youssou N'Dour performs a set that delighted a capacity crowd closing the opening night at this year's sold out Festival.

Also featured is an electrifying performance from a band hailing from Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Jupiter & Okwess International. Despite being totally unknown, they won over an enthusiastic audience who responded to Jupiter's unique brand of Congolese funk delivered with visual flair and relentless energy.

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Programme produced and presented by Trevor Reekie. Performances recorded live on the TSB Main Stage by Radio NZ National, Mixed by Jason McClelland.

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