Baloji, the one artist both Banning and Brian picked
Afropop's GlobalFEST goodies coming tomorrow. In the meantime, check out Banning Eyre and Brian Shimkovitz (of the blog Awesome Tapes from Africa) last Friday on Connecticut Public Radio's morning talk program Where We Live, with John Dankosky. The subject was Awesome African Music and Banning and Brian delivered. It's actually a pretty remarkable hour of radio, because it sums up a good deal of the history of modern African music, and gets at current trends and even nods to the future. The whole show is available for streaming and downloading. Click here. And let us know what you think!