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Future Nostalgia: Atiyyah Khan presents Sonic Queens


South African music journalist, DJ, and researcher Atiyyah Khan (El Corazon) digs out gems, past and present. The show is an extension of the music collective she co-founded in Cape Town called Future Nostalgia, which has hosted listening sessions in the city for the past eight years.

For this week’s show, Atiyyah digs into her record collection to play two hours of some of her favourite women in music throughout history; focusing particularly on artists who have been a big influence in her life. Travelling around the world through the powerful voices from Odetta to Fairuz; Sister Nancy to Sathima Bea Benjamin on wax. In many cases, some of these artists have not even been credited properly on records. This mix comes in celebration of International Women’s Day coming up in March – though every day is women’s day!

Listen now Tracklist

1. Prettiest Train – Odetta 

2. Blues Spirit Blues – Bessie Smith

3. Solitude – Billie Holiday

4. Plain Gold Ring – Nina Simone

5. Walk On By – Dionne Warwick

6. Kondre Fesiman – Koafi

7. Camaguey – Tumba Francesa la Caridad de Oriente (Cuba)

8. Hamaba – Mandinka and Fulani Music of the Gambia

9. Mali Niale – Oumou Sangare

10. Rag Waa Nacab Iyo Nasteexo (Men are Cruel and Kind)– Aamina Camari

11. Apni Ulfat Ko Too Aazma Le – Shamim Bano

12. Nikley They Kahan Janey Ke Liye – Asha Bhosle

13. Albi Saf Safaa – Mohamed Moneer Group

14. Ana Ou Anti, Ou Anti Ou Ana – Abdu El Hamid Orchestre

15.  Ya Hala Ya Hala – Fairuz

16. Cameroon – Miriam Makeba

17. Barbwire – Nora Dean

18. You don’t love me (No, no, no) – Dawn Penn

19. Bam Bam – Sister Nancy

20. Dreamland – Marcia Griffiths

21. Going to Negril – Althea and Donna

22. Feminine Gender – Ranking Ann

23. Sunshowers – M.I.A

23. My Jamaican Guy – Grace Jones

24. Bachelorette – Bjork

25. Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush

25. A Case of You – Joni Mitchell

26. Africa – Sathima Bea Benjamin