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  • hip-deep December 12, 2014

    East African Taarab

    The “taarab” music of East Africa’s Swahili coast offers an amazing history lesson. Bantu and coastal Africans, Arabs, Portuguese, Germans, Brits, and Indians all figure in. With guest, anthropologist and author, Kelly Askew, this Hip Deep program explores the taarab … Read more »

  • blog December 10, 2014

    25 Years of Real World Records!

     Real World Records turns 25 this year. That any record label dedicated to global sounds has survived this long is impressive; many others have gone by the wayside or changed course. But Real World has done more than merely survive. … Read more »

  • blog December 4, 2014

    Stocking Stuffers Complete List

    Need help tracking down the music heard on this week’s “Stocking Stuffers 2014!” program? Well, we got you. What follows is a complete list of the tracks, ordered by their appearance in the program.  Balani Show Super Hits: Electronic Street … Read more »

  • program December 3, 2014

    Stocking Stuffers 2014

    It’s an annual Afropop ritual! Georges Collinet and Banning Eyre sift through all the great new music from Africa and its diasporas released during the year, and attempt to summarize it in one hour. An impossible task, but always good … Read more »

  • blog November 25, 2014

    Bobby McFerrin Meets Africa in New York

    I first witnessed Bobby McFerrin’s legendary improvisational genius in Dakar, Senegal in 1991. A group of us, including Bobby, Peter Gabriel, Spike Lee and others, had been invited by Youssou N’Dour for a huge concert in the national stadium to … Read more »

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