It’s pledge week here at WVKR! If you support independent radio, please consider a contribution to the station. You can donate anytime at wvkr.org. Today’s show features an intoxicating array of music from Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, Belgium, Senegal, Mali, Zimbabwe, Algeria, Turkey and beyond. Tune in weekly.
This is a special show in tribute to my mentor, Akenataa Hammagaadji of First World Music. He helped me get this show on WVKR and has been a constant source of inspiration. This week he ended his African music show on WVKR after thirteen years. In celebration of First World Music, today’s show is entirely comprised of music from the African diaspora. Songs from Cape Verde, Algeria, Haiti, Guadeloupe, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Benin, Mali and beyond.