Africa Is a Country Radio: Chief Boima

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, we wrap up our literary theme on Africa Is a Country Radio with a show inspired by Chinua Achebe’s A Man of The People, and take a listen to music from the 1960s-70s, Africa’s post-independence era.

Image: Tamara Conneely

  1. 1. Ali Ganda and the Sierra Leone Crackers Band - President Tubman
  2. Orchestra African Jazz - Merengue Fafa
  3. Melody 8 Dance Band - Amour in Twist
  4. Franco - Tcha tech tech de mi amor
  5. Fadhili Williams Mdawida - Big City Blues
  6. Melody Aces - Asaw Fofor
  7. E.T. Mensah - Onipa
  8. Ebenzer Calendar and his Maringar Band - Arriah Baby
  9. Bembeya Jazz National - Air Guinée
  10. L’African Team (Le Grand Kalle, Manu Dibango, Don Gonzalo) - Kimbombo
  11. Franco et le TPOK Jazz - Boma l’heure
  12. Tabu Ley Rochereau - Pitié
  13. Africa Show - La Minute
  14. Orchestra Baobab - Cabral
  15. Manu Dibango - Weya
  16. Moji & The Tropicals - Duniani Mateso
  17. Collins Oke Elaiho & His Odoligie Nobles Dance Band - Simini-Yaya
  18. Kabaka International Guitar Band - Mangala Special
  19. K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas - Hwehwe Mu Na Yi Wo Mpena
  20. Akofa Akoussa - La Lem
  21. Ernesto Djedje - Ziglibithiens
  22. Charles Atangana & Emitais - Onguindo
  23. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Kokoriko
  24. Rob - Make It Slow (Gerd Edit)
  25. Verckys And Le Veve - Marello Tozongana
  26. Oscar Sulley - Bontuku

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