Africa is a Radio is back for April with both classic and contemporary sounds out of Africa and its diaspora.

Tracklist:

1 Ricardo Lemvo – Habari Yako (Rumba Rock)
2 Papa Noel – Bon Samaritain
3 Fuego & Sango – Se Me Nota
4 Wyclef Jean – Leve’l Pi Wo feat. Power Surge
5 Willie Colon – Eso Se Baila Asi (Uproot Andy Remix)
6 Shadow – Killing Me (Subculture Sounds Remix)
7 Hugh Masekela – In the Jungle
8 Carlos Lamertine – O Dipanda Sondo Tula Kia
9 Amara Toure – Salamouti
10 Neg’Marrons – La Voix du Peuple
11 Booba – Validee feat Benash
12 MC Soffia – Menina Pretinha
13 Khuli Chana – Money
14 Serge Beynaud – Okeninkpin
15 Linegras – Malandra

Further Reading

The politics of elegance

German historian Daniel Tödt wrote a history of the Congolese évolués. In this interview, he talks about the historiographical interventions of his book and the role of Patrice Lumumba in the history of évolués.

Bring Patrice Lumumba home

The return of Patrice Lumumba’s remains must not be an occasion for Belgium to congratulate itself, but for a full accounting of the colonial violence that led to the assassination and coverup.

Back from Safari

If you hadn’t noticed, we were on our annual break from just before Christmas 2021 until now. We are back, including with some inspiration.