Today’s edition brings you current hits by from Liberia (Eric Geso), Uganda (Ancient Astronauts ft C Wyne Nakulala) and Nigeria (Niniola); gold hits from Tanzania (Navy Kenzo ft Platinumz) and Mali (Oumou Sangaré); and two classics (“Dzoka Uyamwe” and “Pygmée”) by legendary artists, Oliver Mtukudzi and Donny Elwood.
In the middle of the hour VOA colleague Kwame Ofori joins me in a lively discussion about new album releases by major artists from the continent (Made in Lagos, A Better Time, Colors & Sounds) plus Heather shares a sample of merengue music from the Dominican Republic. The back half of the hour features emerging artist Phinoshey. He speaks with reporter Bill Odidi in Nairobi about his debut album Sun from Kibera. The 21-year-old rapper explains the meaning behind the album title and shares fascinating insight into his music and his favorite track featuring vocalist Liana & Moods.