Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Immortal 70's- and the VERY interesting present. (AfroPop)

The Immortal 70's- and the VERY interesting present.
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Hello Conscious Community,

Sad to say, but it feels as if summer is starting to enter its final run-down. The first back to school commercials are beginning to air, nights have begun to cool, and- right on time- we have set after set of aural sunshine just for you. On air this week is a show covering one of our favorite eras of music. The Immortal Seventies!  We'll hear legends like The Green Arrows, Ali Farke Toure, and more.  If you didn't catch it last week, you should DEFINITELY give an ear to Hip Deep Ghana 2: 21st Century Accra From Gospel to Hiplife. Produced by Banning Eyre, it is an exploration of the incredible variety of musical strands running through one of Africa's liveliest metropolises. From cutting edge youth styles to the church! Read an interview with the hilarious, boundary pushing FOKN BOIS. Or read an interview with Hip Deep scholar Jesse Shipley on Africanism and Hiplife. And stay tuned for a video from the project!   On the Blog- We give you a taste of Carnival madness with a mix from East London's Hipsters Don't Dance. We have the story of Syrian keyboard master Omar Souleyman's rejection from Sweden, and his subsequent Scandinavian  triumph. We celebrated Jamaica's independence day with classic ska cuts from 1962. Morgan reviewed the fantastic new compilation of underground Brazilian music "Daora" from Mais Um Discos records. M.A.K.U. SoundSystem released a new video. And there's a WHOLE lot more besides. The lineup of our September Gala Concert keeps heating up! We are proud to announce that Sudanese star Omar Ehsas will performing. Read more about his story HERE.   A final note- We are beginning to look for Fall Interns. So if you- or anyone you know- might be interested, apply! See here for more details.  Have a great week!  -Sam 

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