The state of the Afropean union

A border crossing mix of Afrobeats and Zouk and an interview with Berlin-based Sierra Leonean electronic music producer, Lamin Fofana.

Lamine Fofana, via Bandcamp.

We’re back with AIAC radio after a long break. This episode opens with a mix of Afrobeats and Zouk, before we review some of the musical cross-overs happening across the Black Atlantic. In the second hour we interview Lamin Fofana, electronic music producer and DJ of Sierra Leonean descent based in Berlin. We discuss his latest album, “Brancusi Sculpting Beyonce,” the phenomenon of negrophilia in 1920s European modernist art, and what’s behind the current moment of the popularity of African culture in Europe.

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Further Reading

Carlos Santana is African

In 1971, Carlos Santana went to play in Ghana at a massive independence day concert. More famous African American music stars were also on the bill. Santana stole the show.