Coronavirus and the Ghanaian Music Industry - Music Time in Africa

April 04, 2020 05:05 AM
Music Time in Africa
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COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in the African music industry and cost precious lives. Inside this episode reporter Samed Gaida from Tamale, Ghana speaks with several top stars about how their lives, tours, and careers are being impacted by the Coronavirus: Wiyaala, Stonebwoy, Fancy Gadam, Sarkodie, and local artists in Tamale Don Sigli, Straw and Flawer Gaskiya. We also say goodbye to two Central African music legends: Manu Dibango of Cameroon and Aurlus Mabélé of Republic of Congo. But there's also great music, too, that has nothing to do with COVID-19; new Afrobeats like "Nobody" (DJ Neptune), upbeat Hiplife "Happy Yourself" (FRA), a beautiful Algerian ballad "Ça fait des années" (Soolking & Cheb Mami), "Free" (Nyashinski) and more!