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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 »

  • botb October 12, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Fela’s Last Phone Call (1984)

    In salute to Fela Kuti’s 79th birthday anniversary on Oct. 15, and to accompany the new Afropop Worldwide program, “Remembering Fela,” launched this week, “Best of The Beat” brings you a double feature from 1984, telling the story of Fela’s … Read more »

  • blog October 12, 2017

    Happy Birthday Fela! Five Classic Non-Classics

    Fela Anikulapo Kuti would have been 79 on Oct. 15. The Nigerian master musician died of AIDS in 1997, but his legacy lives on in Nigeria, as we hear in this week’s program “Remembering Fela,” and around the world. Of … 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 »

  • program September 21, 2017

    San Francisco: Afropop By the Bay

    It turns out that the first American city to host a roster of local African bands was not New York, Miami or Chicago, but the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California. Hugh Masekela brought Hedzoleh Soundz from Ghana, and … Read more »

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