Friday, September 30, 2016
Hang Ten: The Afro Celt Sound System and "Riding the Waves"
Today's tune is by the Afro Celt Sound System, and is called Riding the Waves. The Afro Celt Sound System is a world group mixing African and Celtic sounds and which fuses modern electronic dance rhythms with traditional Irish and West African songs. The group was formed by British producer Simon Emmerson and afro-pop star Baaba Maal in 1991. Since then they've been proclaimed a world music supergroup, and have collaborated with Peter Gabriel, Sinead O'Connor, Robert Plant, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Ayub Ogada and many other pop and world stars. Riding the Waves can be found on their 1999 album Volume 2: Release.