8 Aug 2014

Womad 2014 Live: Femi Kuti, La Chiva Gantiva

From RNZ Music

Band leader, saxophonist and vocalist Femi Kuti and his big band Positive Force pulled out all the musical and visual stops to deliver a show that delighted a capacity audience with an up-tempo and colourful set of Afrobeat virtuosity.

Also featured is La Chiva Gantiva, a multi-cultural band formed in Brussels by a collection of ex-pat Columbian musicians. La Chiva Gantiva's brand of high energy brass and percussion driven Latin rhythms provided ample explanation of why their sound has proven to be their passport to a wider audience.

The programme was produced and presented by Trevor Reekie, engineered by Jeremy Ansell, executive producer John Pilley for Radio NZ National.

Music details

Femi Kuti performs: Truth Don’t Die, Do Your Best, Dem Bobo, Africa For Africa; Mixed by Darryl Stack.

La Chiva Gantiva perform: La Chiva, Por Eso Canto, Apretao, Pa Que Gozen; Mixed by Jason McClelland.