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Akinloye Ojo in the studio

African Perspectives

Sundays at 4pm

African Perspectives examines current issues in Africa and celebrates African music and culture.

The series also focuses on Africans living in Georgia and the Southeast and provides information about African-related activities on the University of Georgia campus. Host Akinloye Ojo is a native of Nigeria and a Ph.D. candidate in linguistics at UGA.

Music Heard on African Perspectives

Field recordings from the album Ghana:
Ancient Ceremonies, Songs & Dance Music (Elektra/Nonesuch 72082-2)
Kings of African Music (Music Club/ Virgin 50032)
King Sunny Ade: Get Up (Mesa/ Warners 92644)
Queens of African Music (Music Club/ Virgin 50040)
African Troubadours (Shanachie 64092)Samite, Silina Musango (Xenophile 4047)
The Rough Guide: Music of Kenya and Tanzania (World Music Network 1007)
M’Bilia Bell, Bameli Soy (Shanachie 43025)
Manu Dibango, Wakafrika (Giant/Warner 24566-2)
Sonny Okosun, Liberation (Shanachie 43019)

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Hosted by:

Akinloye Ojo

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