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  • interview September 24, 2015

    Lágbájá Talks Career, New Music, and the Nigerian Scene

    Lágbájá is one of the more unusual voices in Nigerian popular music. Since his arrival on the scene in the early ‘90s, he has stuck with his habit of not showing his face as an artist. His music is equally … Read more »

  • 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 »

  • program May 24, 2012

    Follow the Drum – Fuji, Mbalax, Samba, Rumba

    We tune up our ears to some of the Africa’s great drumming voices–fuji and juju in Nigeria, sabar in Senegal–and to the travels of the drum to the Americas–samba in Brazil, rumba in Cuba, salsa in Puerto Rico and more. … Read more »

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