Guest reviewer Tom Schnabel of KCRW spins tracks from the new album "Viva Africando." The group, Africando, is an ensemble of musicians from West Africa and the Caribbean islands. The result is Latin music with African voices.
Doudou Ndiaye Rose was a master drummer from Senegal. And he played with the best of 'em — Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, the Rolling Stones, Josephine Baker. But perhaps his most personal performances were with his children and grandchildren, sometimes all at once. Rose died Wednesday at the age of 85.
Senegal's presidential election, which saw the incumbent concede defeat peacefully, has been hailed as a "great victory for democracy" in Africa. President Abdoulaye Wade accepted that he was defeated by Macky Sall in Sunday's run-off.