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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • July 5, 2017

    Julian Henriques Interview

    David Katz interviewed Julian Henriques Feb. 14, 2017, following the Global Reggae Conference held at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. Photo above ©David Katz. David Katz: Please introduce yourself. Julian Henriques: My name is Professor Julian Henriques. … Read more »

  • June 9, 2017

    Remembering Louis Sarno

    Louis Sarno, an American original who lived for 30 years among Bayaka Pygmies in the Central African rainforest and recorded their polyphonic music more completely than any audio adventurer or ethnomusicologist could dream of, died where he was born, in … Read more »

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