Africa is a Radio show for October 2015. Sean and Elliot are on a break from the show, so Boima fills in with some new tunes from around the African Diaspora, with special shout outs to the South African student protesters, and young Afrobeats artists in the UK.

Tracklist

VVIP – Skolom feat. Sena Dagadu
Aewon Wolf – Sukumani 2.0 feat. Mashayabhuqe KaMamba
Pablo Vittar – Open Bar
Maffalda – Fuck Your Feelings
Ifé – 3 Mujeres (Iború Iboya Ibosheshé)
Leka el Poeta & Master Boy – Ella Queire Hmm Hmm Hmm
Atumpan – African Wine
Olami Still – Call on me
J Hus – Dem Boy Paigon
Mazi Chukz – SOS feat. Baseman & Ezi Emela
Khuli Chana & Patoranking – No Lie
Ace Harris – Drop feat. R. City, Lloyd Musa, and Yung Muse
DJ Flex and DJ Dotorado – Bando Remix
Aero Manyelo – DNA Test
Big Space – Long Ride
Olatunji – Ola

Further Reading

Resonant music

The film “Africa Mia” (2019), directed by Richard Minier and Edouard Salier, explores the musical connections between Cuba and Mali.

Wyuyata’s story

While Sierra Leone has come very far in its fight against sexual violence the question of safeguarding victims especially children needs urgent attention.

The politics of elegance

German historian Daniel Tödt wrote a history of the Congolese évolués. In this interview, he talks about the historiographical interventions of his book and the role of Patrice Lumumba in the history of évolués.

Bring Patrice Lumumba home

The return of Patrice Lumumba’s remains must not be an occasion for Belgium to congratulate itself, but for a full accounting of the colonial violence that led to the assassination and coverup.

Back from Safari

If you hadn’t noticed, we were on our annual break from just before Christmas 2021 until now. We are back, including with some inspiration.