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  • review June 8, 2017

    Zaire 74: The African Artists

    The Rumble in the Jungle is a gift that keeps on giving. The legendary 1974 heavyweight championship boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman yielded two superb documentary films, the Oscar-winning When We Were Kings (1996) and Soul Power … Read more »

  • botb April 25, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: The Jazz Epistles–Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela

    We originally intended this “Best of The Beat” to coincide with the upcoming historic reunion concert at New York’s Town Hall April 27 featuring South African music icons Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela celebrating their original Jazz Epistles group founded … Read more »

  • blog February 23, 2017

    Reissued: African Vinyl Playlist

    We love the music on this week’s program Reissued: African Vinyl in the 21st Century SO much that we decided to give it to you in many forms as a playlist. Enjoy! YouTube: Spotify: Links to buy (mostly Bandcamp): Live with … Read more »

  • program February 23, 2017

    Reissued: African Vinyl in the 21st Century

    The golden age of vinyl records is long past in Africa, but the market for rare and reissued African vinyl outside the continent has been growing steadily since the early 2000s. DJs and collectors have turned an obsession with rare … Read more »

  • blog June 27, 2016

    South African Public Radio Institutes Controversial Local Music Quota

    Following an “extensive and successful” campaign for better representation by the SABC, South Africa’s public broadcasting company, local music professionals are rejoicing over the SABC’s move to dedicate 90 percent of its airtime to locally produced music. Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the … Read more »

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