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  • blog May 4, 2017

    Niger Delta Mixtape

    We’ve put together a mixtape to let you savor more of the great music that animates our program Hip Deep in the Niger Delta. It’s a mix of old Rex Lawson highlife and current day Naija pop from Rivers State, … Read more »

  • feature May 4, 2017

    Mark LeVine On the Niger Delta and More

    Mark LeVine is a professor of history at University of California, Irvine, and Lund University in Sweden. He’s a specialist on the Middle East and North Africa and the author of the farsighted 2008 book, Heavy Metal Islam, which previewed … Read more »

  • hip-deep May 4, 2017

    Hip Deep In the Niger Delta

    The massive Niger River Delta is a fantastically rich cultural region and ecosystem. Unfortunately, it has been laid low by the brutal Biafran War (1967-70) and by decades of destructive and mismanaged oil exploration. This program offers a portrait of … Read more »

  • interview March 4, 2015

    Jim Reeves?!?: Uchenna Ikonne on Country Music in Nigeria

    Uchenna Ikonne is the writer, researcher and DJ behind the blog With Comb and Razor, and the excellent compilation, Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times and Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983 as well as “Who Is William Onyeabor.” Producer Sam Backer interviewed Uchenna … Read more »

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