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  • program March 5, 2015

    Accounting for Taste

    When we talk about the influence of American performers on African music, we usually think about a few obvious examples, legends like Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix or James Brown. In this episode, we go beyond these stars to explore the … Read more »

  • blog March 5, 2015

    From Hawaii to Nashville to Lagos: A Pedal Steel Primer

    Pedal steel is one of the world’s most unique instrument. To play one, you need to use both pedals and knee levers, all while plucking the strings and sliding a metal bar called the steel. It’s most well known for … Read more »

  • interview March 4, 2015

    Jim Reeves?!?: Uchenna Ikonne on Country Music in Nigeria

    Uchenna Ikonne is the writer, researcher and DJ behind the blog With Comb and Razor, and the excellent compilation, Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times and Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983 as well as “Who Is William Onyeabor.” Producer Sam Backer interviewed Uchenna … Read more »

  • program November 26, 2014

    Soundings: Recordings of African-Americans

    America’s rural South has changed profoundly since it served as the birthplace of blues, and in the intervening years, many of the traditional forms so vital to American musical history have disappeared. It’s lucky then, that the record industry (not … Read more »

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