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  • program July 6, 2017

    Afro-Tech: Stories of Synths in African Music

    Technology is one of the great drivers of musical change, and often one of its least understood. In this episode, we will explore the synthesizer, looking closely at the history of this ubiquitous (and often debated) piece of musical technology, … Read more »

  • blog June 16, 2017

    Hip Deep in Nigeria

    Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country and the birthplace of some of its most enduring music styles: juju, fuji, Afrobeat, Naija pop, and some would say, highlife—though don’t tell that to a Ghanaian! Today’s Nigerian popular music unquestionably dominates the … Read more »

  • interview March 30, 2017

    Austin Emielu: Edo Highlife as Progressive Traditionalism

    Dr. Austin Emielu is a musician and an associate professor of music at Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria. Alongside producer Morgan Greenstreet, Dr. Emielu co-produced our latest Hip Deep Nigeria program “Edo Highlife: Culture, Politics and Progressive Traditionalism.” Morgan and … Read more »

  • interview February 23, 2017

    Temi Kogbe: Friday Night in Lagos

    When producer Morgan Greenstreet was in Nigeria in January 2017, he met up with Temitope Kogbe, a record collector and label owner, at his home in Lagos. They started talking about Temi’s new label, Odion Livingstone, the only vinyl reissue … Read more »

  • blog January 18, 2017

    Passings: Nigerian Legend William Onyeabor

    Nigerian music legend William Onyeabor passed away on Jan. 16 at the age of 70. The news was announced by record label Luaka Bop, which has been re-releasing Onyeabor’s music since 2013. Luaka Bop described Onyeabor as a “great Nigerian business … Read more »

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