As Ken Wiwa the son of Ken Saro Wiwa leader of the Ogoni people of Nigeria assassinated by the Nigeria government in 1995 said’ “When voices as my father are silenced, other rise and often they belong to musicians. African musicians carry a secret burden. They are the griots, the historians of its rich, varied complex past.” African artists have so often written beautiful melodies and poignant lyrics which paint the continent in all its grandeur and beauty… On today’s show I featured songs by various artists singing the praises of Africa.
Vukani Mawethu/Nkosi Sikeleli Africa/
Miriam Makeba/Africa we love you/South Africa
Fela Kuti/Viva Africa/Nigeria
Jovino Dos Santos/Mamae Africa/Brazil
Cutt Glass/Halala Africa/South Africa
Jerry Jhetto/Silver and Gold/Nigeria
No other continent has been sung about as much as Africa. Whether they are on the continent or outside in the Diaspora the message from these artists is the same. The love and longing they have for the continent.
United African Artists/Africa for Africa
Thsala Muana/Africa Mokili Mobimba/D.R.C.
Danny Silva/Africa Mamae/Cape Vert
Zena Bacar/Samuelkela Africa/Mozambique
10pm 10:57pm Conversation and music mix with my guest DJ Elembe Blaise from Cameroon