On UKNY at 11 tonight, the show's weekly Commonwealth Cut expands to an entire South African-inspired set in honor of Nelson Mandela, who will be laid to rest in his childhood village of Qunu on Sunday. Music has always been closely linked to the great man and UKNY will include recordings from Hugh Masekela, Lira, The Specials and others.
Plus, brand new music from Jimi Goodwin of Doves, who'll release his first solo album in March, as well as Rosie Lowe, Kaleida and more.
That's UKNY, Saturday nights at 11p.m. EDT, following Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight"® and Marshall Crenshaw's "The Bottomless Pit" on 90.7 WFUV, also streaming online.
Outside marveling at the snowfall? You can find UKNY in the FUV archives up to two weeks after broadcast.
1. Jimi Goodwin, "Oh Whiskey," Odludek
2. By The Sea, "Alone Together," By The Sea
3. Prefab Sprout, "Best Jewel Thief In The World," Crimson/Red
4. Rosie Lowe, "Right Thing," Right Thing EP
5. Kaleida, "Tropea," Think EP
6. Songhoy Blues, "Soubour," Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes
7. Hugh Masekela, "Bring Him Back Home (Nelson Mandela)," Grazing in the Grass: The Best of Hugh Masekela
8. Soweto Gospel Choir, "Shosholoza," African Spirit
9. Lira, "Ngiyabonga," Lira EP
10. Innocent Modiba, "Thetha No Botha Siyaya ePitoli," Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
11. Johnny Clegg and Savuka, "Asimbonanga (Mandela)," Third World Child
12. The Special AKA, "(Free) Nelson Mandela," In The Studio
13. Mandela OST Cast, "Nkosi Sikelel'iAfrika," Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom