On this edition of Africamix I featured a retrospective of African pop music. The eighties and nineties were a fertile time for African music. With the advent of new recording technology African artists seized the opportunity to create their own brand of pop music which became known as Afro-pop. The following titles are samples of the era. I also featured Afro beat music.
Fela, the creator of this African music style once said “Music is the weapon for the future” he definitely used his music for social justice for the common people. He denounced the Nigeria government at different period of time for the rampant corruption and human right violations. Since he died, a score of musicians from Africa and from around the world have followed his footsteps to keep afro beat alive.
9 :00-9 :30pm
Abeti Mansikini/Je suis Fache/Seba/D.R.Congo
Salif Keita/Nou pas Bouger/S.Keita/Mali
Juluka/Nans Impi/Juluka/South Africa/
Youssou Ndour/Xale Yi Rew Mi/Y.Ndour/Senegal
Alpha Blondy/Brigadier Sabari/A.Blondy/Cote d’Ivoire
The Bhundu Boys/Jit Jive/Tru Jit/Zimbabwe
Zaiko Langa Langa/Muvaro/D.R.Congo
Poly rythmo/Adjoro Mi/Essences of Afrofunk/Benin
Cardinal Rex Lawson/Anate/Rex Lawson/Nigeria
Les Tete Brulees/Confusion/Bikutsi Rock/Cameroon
Femi/You see what I see/Femi/Nigeria
Peter King/African Dialects/African Dialects/
K.Frimpong/Hwehwe Mu Na Yi wo mpena/K.Frimpong/
AfroFunk/Hot Love/Body Music/
Fela Kuti/Sorrow Tears and Blood/
Tony allen/When One road closes another one opens/
Seun Kuti/African soldiers/From Africa with Fury/
Tunji Oyelana/Ojo/A Nigerian Retrospective
Femi Kuti/The World is Changing/No place for my dream/
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