Africa Is A Country: Chief Boima with Liam Brickhill

Africa Is a Country Radio, the audio accompaniment to the website of the same name, is a monthly deep dive into the music and cultural politics of the African continent and beyond. Hosted by Chief Boima, the show features a mix of music and interviews with musicians, historians, journalists, and more.

This month, continuing our theme of music and sports, we take as our inspiration the game of cricket. We start by listening to some classic songs that cricket, particularly from the West Indian side, and then invite Liam Brickhill, who writes on Zimbabwean cricket for the Africa Is a Country website, to select some songs and talk about his love for the game.

The Kinks - Cricket [RCA Victor]

Lord Beginner - Victory Test Match [Melodisc]

The Mighty Sparrow - Sir Garfield Sobers [National Record Company]

Lord Kitchener - Cricket Umpires [Honest Jons]

Lord Short Shirt - Vivian Richards (Acoustic) [Fire In Babylon]

King Short Shirt - Vivian Richards [Charlie’s Records]

David Rudder - Here Comes The West Indies [Lypsoland]

Lord Relator & Andy Narell - Gavaskar [Heads Up International / Sony]

Sunil Gavaskar - Ya Dhuniye [Inreco]

Lahiru Perera - Enna Dinawanna

Compton Cricket Club - Bullets [Self Released]

Jah Thomas - Cricket Lovely Cricket [Midnight Rock]

I Roy - Mister Holding Tribute [Bunny Lee]

Bob Marley - Zimbabwe [Tuff Gong/Island]

Roots Manuva - Again and Again [Big Dada]

10cc - Dreadlock Holiday [Mercury]

John Chibadura - Baya Wabaya [Zimbabwe Music Corporation]

Roy Harper - When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease [Chrysalis]

Mark Butcher - Put Some Soul In It [Self-Released]

Dread & The Baldhead - Hard Work [CRS Music]

Major Lazer - Watch Out For This [Mad Decent / Secretly Canadian]

Sizzla - Somewhere Oh (Black Chiney Remix) [Self Released]

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