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  • 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 »

  • blog March 30, 2017

    Edo Highlife Discography and Mixtape

    Producer Morgan Greenstreet mixed classics and latest hits from some of the greats of Edo highlife. Here is a list of albums heard on the program “Edo Highlife.” Collins Oke and His Odoligie Nobles, Yabomwen Akobeghian, Tokpanugu and Akobe Mega Show Europe … Read more »

  • hip-deep March 30, 2017

    Edo Highlife: Culture, Politics and Progressive Traditionalism

    Highlife—West Africa’s pioneer popular music of the late colonial and independence periods—has mostly faded from popularity in 21st century Nigeria. However, highlife is alive and well in Edo State, 300 kilometers east of Lagos, and the center of the former … Read more »

  • blog March 20, 2017

    Sir Victor Uwaifo, Superstar: In His Own Words

    Sir Victor Uwaifo’s presence looms over his birthplace, Benin City, Nigeria. His name comes up in any conversation about music in Edo State, and many musicians claim him as an influence. Born in 1941, he made a significant impact on … Read more »

  • program March 16, 2017

    Hip Deep in Nigeria Preview

    In recent months, three Afropop Worldwide producers–Sean Barlow, Banning Eyre and Morgan Greenstreet–have been working in four different regions of Nigeria to gather material for the upcoming five-part Hip Deep in Nigeria series. In this program, the producers sit down to … Read more »

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