Interest in modern urban music from Africa is growing worldwide. Music Around Africa attempts to give a rough overview of the diverse and dynamic music scenes south of the Sahara.
In this 12-part series of radio shows, activists, journalists and musicians (some of whom engage in several of these activities) from a dozen African countries talk about “their” music scene: about current trends and artists, the prevailing political and cultural conditions, historical developments, and about seminal musicians with a significant influence on music styles.
So this is an excellent opportunity for specialists and music lovers inside and outside of Africa to find out about contemporary African music and quite possibly make some exciting discoveries.
Thanks to the DW Akademie’s efforts, each broadcast can be heard in three languages: English, French and German.
We hope you will enjoy your exciting musical trip to Angola, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ruanda, Senegal, South Africa and Zimbabwe!
Premieres of the German versions:
|04/02/2013||Kenya||by Buddha Blaze|
|18/02/2013||Rwanda||by Eric Soul|
|04/03/2013||Mozambique||by Helder Leonel Malele|
|18/03/2013||Zimbabwe||by Nicholas Monro|
|01/04/2013||South Africa||by João Orecchia and Mpumi Mcata|
|15/04/2013||Angola||by Ras Kilunji|