Take it to the house

On this month's AIAC Radio, Boima celebrates all things basketball, looking at its historical relationships with music and race, then focusing on Africa's biggest names in the sport.

Giannis Antetokounmpo. Image credit Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 2.0.

This month we’re kicking off a new seasonal theme on Africa Is a Country Radio. Over the next six months, on each episode we will soundtrack a different sport, exploring its relationship to music, the politics surrounding it, and its relationship to the African continent. To start things off, in the midst of NBA playoff fever, we take a look at the fascinating historical relationship between basketball, music, and racial politics in the US, as well as glance at some of the global reverberations of the game in recent years.

Listen below, or on Worldwide FM and follow us on Mixcloud.

Further Reading

The NBA comes to Africa

An interview with the National Basketball Association’s Vice President in charge of international affairs, Amadou Gallo Fall, about the NBA’s plans for Africa.