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  • feature October 12, 2017

    Remembering Fela: Program Script

    Remembering Fela [RADIO PROGRAM SCRIPT] WINDOW: Shrine_Ambiance.wav/Alagbon Close SAHR: WE’RE STANDING OUTSIDE THE NEW AFRIKA SHRINE IN LAGOS, NIGERIA. THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE ABOUT, LISTENING TO MUSIC, HAVING A DRINK, HAVING A LAUGH, YABBING—WHICH IS LAGOS SLANG FOR ADMONISHING, CUTTING, … Read more »

  • program October 12, 2017

    Remembering Fela

    Fela Anikulapo-Kuti would be 79 years old this month, had he not died from complications of AIDS in 1997. By the time of his death, Fela was the inventor of the enduring and influential Afrobeat music style, the composer of … Read more »

  • feature September 28, 2017

    Fuji-Juju Chronicles

    It is fair to say that the original inspiration for Afropop Worldwide came from Nigerian juju music, specifically when King Sunny Ade and his African Beats toured the United States in the early 1980s. KSA’s lengthy, unraveling shows featured some … Read more »

  • feature September 28, 2017

    Fuji-Juju Mixtape

    This mixtape samples current and classic fuji and juju tracks from Nigeria, most of them featured on our program “Lagos Roots: Fuji, Juju and Apala.” Fuji tracks tend to be very long, so this is just a taste. Remember that … Read more »

  • hip-deep September 28, 2017

    Lagos Roots: Fuji, Juju and Apala 

    Beneath the gloss of Nigeria’s contemporary pop, older roots styles, mostly derived from Yoruba tradition, still thrive. In this program, we meet four top stars of fuji music, the percussion-driven, message-heavy, and occasionally profane trance music that animates weddings and parties on … Read more »

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