We’re back with INTL BLK radio after a few months hiatus. This episode opens with a mix of Afrobeats and Zouk, and then we review some of the musical cross-overs happening across the Black Atlantic. In the 2nd hour we have an interview with Lamin Fofana, electronic music producer and DJ of Sierra Leonean descent based in Berlin. We discuss his latest album Brancusi Sculpting Beyonce, the phenomenon of negrophilia in 1920s European modernist art, and what’s behind the current moment of the popularity of African culture in Europe.
In INTL BLK episode 5, deejays Chief Boima and Francesca Harding take a look at race and cultural difference in Latin America through the lens of trap music.
Hipster’s Don’t Dance wraps up our year end chart series by representing the contributions their home scene has made to the international Afrobeats sound. Check it below, and keep looking out for their great round-ups here on …