As the Nkengas put it: "Welcome to this African Culture Panorama!". Sorry for the delay folks! It took a while to get this episode online, mostly due to an acute herb-fueled manifestation of sloth. Even the word itself sounds lazy...
Anyway, I tried to make it worthwhile, now it's up to you to hear if it is!
Starting off with some good news from Zimbabwe - the legendary Green Arrows at work in a stunning 'waka waka' tune. A welcome change to the tragic vaudeville surrounding Mugabe & his acolytes. Is it a sign of the times that this "good news" is more than 3 decades old?
Next up is some uptempo highlife straight out of Naija. Wicked afrobeat, super fuzzy zambian sounds & some seriously funky stuff make up the rest of this episode.
Roll up, spark up, press play and... DANCE!
00'00 - the Green Arrows - Madzangara dzimu
02'43 - Godwin Ezike & the Ambassadors - Torri wowo
05'44 - Tony Tete Harbor & the Star Heaters of Nigeria - Tete muo bu muo
10'40 - Geraldo Pino plus the Heart Beats '72 - Black woman experience
15'18 - Afro National - Push am forward
18'52 - Joe King Kologbo & His Black Sound - Another man's thing
22'47 - the Witch - Tooth factory
26'54 - Question Mark - Scram out
30'35 - Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family - Oh yeh yeh
33'06 - Ofege - Gbe mi lo
37'05 - the Wings - Love is meant for two
38'58 - Monomono - Get yourself together
44'00 - Bongos Ikwue & the Groovies - You've gotta help yourself
47'52 - Nkengas - Nkenga special
51'35 - Eric Showboy Akaeze & His Royal Ericos - Wetin de watch goat, goat dey watcham
Questions, comments, remarks, suggestions? You know what to do