Africa is a Radio, Episode #7

This month's selection of tunes is from Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Colombia, the United States, the U.K., Angola, and classics from East Africa.

Martin Heigan, via Flickr CC.

Episode 7 of Africa Is a Radio touches down in Nigeria, and quickly heads over to Burkina Faso to soundtrack recent events happening in that country. From political events in Burkina Faso, we head over to a different kind of popular uprising – the Salsa Urbana sounds out of Colombia. From there we go electronic via New Jersey, the U.K. and Angola, eventually ending up on a collection of classic tunes out of East Africa.

We hope you enjoy this month’s selection of tunes on Africa is a Radio.

(photo via Reuters)

Further Reading

Resonant music

The film “Africa Mia” (2019), directed by Richard Minier and Edouard Salier, explores the musical connections between Cuba and Mali.

Let Robeson Sing

Manic Street Preachers pay homage to the greatest American of the first half of the twentieth century, Paul Robeson. The music video by Nigerian Andrew Dosunmu is a tribute too.