Future Nostalgia: Atiyyah Khan with INDABA IS ‐ Worldwide FM

Future Nostalgia: Atiyyah Khan with INDABA IS


Tune in for Future Nostalgia with Johannesburg-hailing music journalist, DJ and researcher Atiyyah Khan, who digs out gems, past and present. The show is an extension and representation of the music collective she co-founded in Cape Town called Future Nostalgia, which has been hosting listening sessions in the city for the past seven years.

For this week’s show, Atiyyah takes us on a journey of some of her favourite records to wrap up 2020 including praise songs from Zimbabwe, taarab poetry from Kenya, folks songs from Mali, highlife from Nigeria, field recordings from Colombia, ululations from Tunisia, orchestras from Egypt, cumbia soundsystems from Mexico and more.

She features a special in-depth interview with pianist, vocalist and arranger Thandi Ntuli and Siyabonga Mthembu (The Brother Moves On, Shabaka and the Ancestors) about curating Indaba Is, an upcoming compilation featuring improvised music and jazz from Johannesburg, South Africa – due for release at the end of January via Brownswood Recordings. The show features a few tracks from the album including songs by Bokani Dyer and Sibusile Xaba.

Read Khan’s long-form article on Indaba Is here.

Listen now Tracklist

1. Ishe Komborera Afrika – Boys of Domboshawa School (The Music of Africa Series No.26, Hugh Tracey, Zimbabwe)

2. Nyimbo Yakwasu – Robson Banda and the New Black Eagles

3. Sidi Modibo – Inna Baba Coulibaly

4. Arullo San Antonio – Field recordings of Colombia by David Lewiston

5.Societe Guantanamo – Tumba Francesa (Afro Cuba)

6. Te Llevare – Lisandro Meza

7. Fonetik A Velo – Kafe

8. Pajaro Zinzontle – Los Daddys

9. Cumbia Profeta – Jaime Gale Y Sus Profetas

10. Coracao Valente – Clara

11. Ke NaKo – Bokani Dyer

12. Umthandazo Wamagenge – The Brother Moves On

13. Umdali – Sibusile Xaba with Naftali, Fakazile Nkosi, & AshK

14. From Me To You – Mary Afi Usuah

15. Botalaboyoka – Ray Stephen Oche and His Matumbo

16. Pansau Na Isna – Super Mama Djombo

17. Chukwu Kere Mmadu – Kabaka International Guitar Band

18. Mali Niale – Oumou Sangare

19. Bahir (ft. Endeguena Mulu) – Dexter Story

20. Nna-Kiliyo – Yaseen and Party

21. Maloue – Abdu-El-Hamid et son Orchestre

22. Armee Guineenne – Bembeya Jazz National