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The Brown Liquor Report, April 22, 2016

The Brown Liquor Report, April 22, 2016 by The Brown Liquor Report

‘They Lie, They Cheat, They Steal & They Rape for the Sake of Greed & Power’

Join This Week On ‘Africa On The Move,’ Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 7 PM EST. This week theme is: ‘They Lie, They Cheat, They Steal & They Rape for the Sake of Greed & Power!’  This week agenda will include the followings:  1. What Going On In Your World & Current Events, 2. Giving the People Something to Think About, 3. The Political Panelists will address this week them for this program.   Join us by dialing in at: (323) 679-0841, or go online at: www.blogtalkradio.com/africa-on-the-move.

Africa Now!

#728 Distributed April 21 Africa Now! 2016 Rocks the Apollo Theater in Harlem Every year, the world-famous Apollo Theater and New York’s World Music Institute pack the house for a stellar lineup of established and emerging artists from the African continent. This year was especially impressive. We bring you concert highlights and interviews with the artists–from Ghana, Sudan, Niger and Zimbabwe. You’ll hear Alsarah and the Nubatones, inspired by the rich cultures of Nubia, Jojo Abot’s arty, dancehall-meets-Afrobeat grooves, Bombino’s joyous Tuareg rock, and the discovery of the night for many Afropop fans: Mokoomba from Zimbabwe, featuring phenomenal lead singer Mathias Muzaza, who spanned nods to Salif Keita, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, as well as a Congolese so...

The Brown Liquor Report, April 15, 2016

The Brown Liquor Report, April 15, 2016 by The Brown Liquor Report

‘Corruption & Deception….Weaponds of the West’ – 4/17/2016

This Week On ‘Africa On The Move’ presents a discussion on this week’s theme:  ‘Corruption and Deception…Weapons of the West,’ Join us on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 7 PM EST. This radio program agenda will ilnclude the followings:  1. ‘What’s Going on in Your World & Current Events,’ 2. ‘Giving the People Something to Think About,’ 3. An Interview with Sister Pam Africa & An Update on Mumia, and 4. Political Panelists Discussion on today’s Theme. Join us by dialing in at (323) 679-0841, or go online at: www.blogtalkradio.com/africa-on-the-move

Inside The Nile Project

Inside the Nile Project 4/14/2016 [APWW #719] The Nile Project is an ambitious and imaginative attempt to bring about better stewardship of one of the world’s longest rivers by fostering collaboration among artists from the 11 countries the river traverses. It’s an endeavor that spans the Muslim north and the Christian south, as well as the diverse languages, cultures, and music styles in between. This program takes listeners inside the Nile Project’s creative process, letting us hear how artists find common ground and create songs–from first encounters through rehearsal and refinement, all the way to the concert stage. Produced by Ian Coss and Banning Eyre.

‘Can You Believe This!’ 4-10-2016

Join ‘this Week On – Africa On The Move’ as we discuss this week’s theme:  ‘Can You Believe This!’  Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 10 PM EST.  We have invited Pam Africa, as a special guest speaking on the current status of Mumia, along with ‘Currrent Events’ and ‘Giving The People Something To Think About’ segments. Join us by dialing in at (323) 679-0841, or go online at blogtalkradio.com

The Brown Liquor Report, April 8, 2016

The Brown Liquor Report, April 8, 2016 by The Brown Liquor Report

Afropop By The Bay

April 7th 2016 #713 Afropop By The Bay Produced by Banning Eyre Original Airdate 7/30/2015 San Francisco: Afropop by the Bay It turns out that the first American city to host a roster of local African bands was not New York, Miami or Chicago, but the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California. Hugh Masekela brought Hedzoleh Soundz from Ghana, and they settled in Santa Cruz. Nigerian maestros O.J. Ekemode and Joni Haastrup lived in Oakland in the 1970s. South African musicians from the touring stage show Ipitombi also settled in the Bay Area and started the band Zulu Spear. By the early ‘80s, the Bay Area “worldbeat” scene was in full swing, and along with it came Kotoja, Mapenzi, Big City, the Nigerian Allstars and more. Join us for a tour through the sounds and stories of the Bay Area’...

‘Power Concedes Nothing Withour A Demand’ – 4/3/2016

This Week On  ‘Africa On The Move’ on Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 7 – 9 p.m. est. will address the theme:  ‘Power Concedes Nothing Without A Demand.’  Join us by dialing in at (323) 679-0841 or go online at:  www.blogtalkradio.com/africa-on-the-move This week agenda will include: 1.  ‘What’s Going On In Our World & Current Events,’  2. ‘Give the People Something to Think About,’ and 3.  Our Political Panelists Address the Theme.’  Join us tonight and every Sunday at this time.

The Story Of Congotronics

Urban traditional bands from the ethnic neighborhoods of sprawling Kinshasa have emerged as a surprise world music hit around the world. Overlooked and marginalized in the complex world of Congolese pop music, groups like Konono No 1 and Kisanzi Congo are reaching the world thanks to the concerted efforts of Belgian musician and producer Vincent Kenis, the man behind the Congotronics phenomenon. This urban roots music goes back to the heady days of President Mobutu’s “authenticity” campaign in the 1970s, and to ancient, village culture before that. How that music became a hit with college age, club crawlers from London to Seattle is quite a story. And the music has a trance vibe that takes hold of you and doesn’t let go. We speak with Vincent Kenis, Mawangu Mingiedi of Konono No 1, and als...

Hip Deep In Mali: The Tuareg Predicament

Hip Deep In Mali: The Tuareg Predicament #727 Airdate 3/31/2016 Producer: Banning Eyre The confederations and clans collectively known as the Tuareg descend from the oldest inhabitants of North Africa. They lead a mostly nomadic existence across the Sahara Desert, in the lands we now know as Algeria, Libya, Niger and Mali. Tuareg communities have long felt neglected by independent African governments, especially in Mali, which has endured a succession of rebellions. In 2012, a Tuareg uprising led to a year-long crisis in which the Malian north separated from the country and fell under harsh control by Islamic extremists. Ironically, these extremists banned music, which in the hands of modern bands like Tinariwen had been a crucial means for expressing Tuareg aspirations. This broadcast unr...