Listen to current Afropop hits by Rayvanny & Platnumz (Tanzania), 2Baba (Nigeria), Edem (Ghana), Awilo Longomba (DRC). Maybe discover new music by Afel Bocoum (Mali), Santrinos Rafael (Togo) and Kameni (Cameroon). Enjoy the everlasting groove of Nigerian Juju with a classic by Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey. Song of the Week features Morocco with “La Vie is Good” by Balqees, plus round two of Heather’s mini-Facebook/Instagram features introduces live, social media short performances by Vodisfaite Gnonlonfloun (Benin/US), Nkumu Katalay (DRC/US), and Othnell Moyo (Zimbabwe). Today’s program also brings two special interview: Author, ethnomusicologist, and musician Rob Baker joins Heather by phone to talk about his new book Toubab Tales: The Joys and Trials of Expat Life in Africa and Ghanaian reggae/dancehall musician Kahpun shares special insight into his new single “Makeup” featuring award-winning singer Stonebwoy.
CORRECTION: Othnell Moyo is the artistic director at Music According To Percussion - MAP and a musician, dance, and actor at Takalani Zimbabwe. He is not the founder of Tsoro Arts Center as stated in this audio episode. Apologies for the error.