First broadcast date: 29 December 2017
A Message From Earth is a celebration of the Voyager Golden Record, 40 years after it was sent into deep space for whatever might find it. Dazzled by that audacity, WeTransfer present new ideas from 40 cultural luminaries. As part of the music section, Gilles Peterson has curated interviews and mixes from two artists on each continent, which we present as two hour extended Directors Cuts.
Listen to the interview and mix:
Dj Juls is an afrobeats producer who splits his time between Accra, Ghana and London, UK. With Giles he explores his childhood in Accra, how he experienced music growing up and the role Africa as a continent has played in his art. Hailing from Nairobi,
DJ Edu presents BBC 1Xtra’s Destination Africa show. He’s known for playing a wide variety of African genres, from Genge, soul and urban through to Coupe De Cale, Zouk, Lingala, Soukous, Nigerian hits, Egyptian hits and Afro beats.
Watch the video interview below and see the full project here.