Mind-altering sounds. Music from Benin, USA, Mali, Sudan, Brazil, Syria, Cambodia, Thailand, India, Ethiopia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and beyond.
Expansions of sound. Music from Niger, Mali, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Benin, Senegal, Madagascar, Cuba, Mexico, Colombia, and beyond.
Guaranteed to move you. Music from Guinea, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon, India, USA, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Belgium, Cuba, and beyond.
Turn to your aural core. Music from Guinea, Benin, Senegal, Cape Verde, Cuba, Turkey, India, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, Italy, and beyond.
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.