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Salam Salam Agidgbo Band

Salam Salam Agidigbo Band, a flexible 4/8 piece band, based in Lagos, and led by 70 – plus Jimi Badmus, are exponents of the highly infectious Agidigbo genre of Yoruba music culture. Agidigbo pre-dates, and has influenced major Yoruba/South-West Nigeria/Beninoise music forms, such as Apala, Sakara, Juju, and Fuji, with the last decade seeing a resurgence of this almost lost art.

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Bantu Hour with Ade Bantu and guests: Adunni and Nefertiti, Dabyna and Aramide

Adegoke Odukoya, better known as Adé Bantu (born 13 July 1971 in Wembley, London), is a Nigerian-German musician, producer and activist. He is best known as the founder of the Afro-German musical collective and NGO Brothers Keepers and as the front man of the 12 piece band Bantu. He received the Kora Award (the Pan-African equivalent of the Grammy) for his album “Fuji Satisfaction” in 2005. On Friday’s Programme he features  ADUNNI & NEFERTITI, DABYNA & ARAMIDE Adunni and Nefertiti is …  ( continue reading

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Tunde Jegede

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Tunde Jegede is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He is a master kora player, and specializes in the West African classical music tradition which dates from the period of Sundiata. He is a prolific song writer and has worked across several genres both as a performer and producer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRTUNSJO7Qs  ( continue reading

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Bantu Hour with Ade Bantu and guests: Temi Dollface and Brymo

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Adegoke Odukoya, better known as Adé Bantu (born 13 July 1971 in Wembley, London), is a Nigerian-German musician, producer and activist. He is best known as the founder of the Afro-German musical collective and NGO Brothers Keepers and as the front man of the 12 piece band Bantu. He received the Kora Award (the Pan-African equivalent of the Grammy) for his album “Fuji Satisfaction” in 2005. In Thursday’s programming, he features singers Temi Dollface and Brymo. Temi Phil-Ebosie better known as …  ( continue reading

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Remembering the Future

Cia Qudus Onikeku - My Exile in My Head

A conversation three ways (dance, music, poetry) between Qudus Onikeku, Titilope and Tunde Jegede in which they explore the following questions: How do we attain grace within the muffling burden of memory? What has the past got to offer the future beyond history and memory? How do we forget the past in order to remember our future? It is an attempt to rewrite our myths, and through that re-imagination of the past, design a new kind of destiny that can …  ( continue reading

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Tam Fiofiri- The Speed of Thought

It is said that Sun Ra introduced the Moog synthesizer to the jazz world. The man who introduced Sun Ra to the Moog is Tam Fiofori, a little known Nigerian journalist, photographer and historian – then Harlem based, but better known in Lagos as “Uncle Tam”. Fiofori is also one of the first critics to write seriously about the most famous citizen of Saturn – his essay in Downbeat Magazine “Sun Ra’s Space Odyssey” (1969) is a founding connection between …  ( continue reading

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Temitope Kogbe

Temitope Kogbe is a DJ from Lagos with interests in photography, music and African history. Temi also collects vinyl of post-highlife West African music and genres it birthed. Temi’s interest in music started with his dad’s large collection of LPs from the 70s and 80s. His family later moved to Paris during the boom of the Jazz era where he eventually caught the bug, attending as many concerts as he could and taking drum lessons from jazz drummer, Sangoma Everett. Temi …  ( continue reading

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Pan African Space Station Lands in Lagos

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Pan African Space Station at Freedom Park in Lagos, 23rd -26th of June 2016 Launched in 2008 by Chimurenga, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) is a periodic, pop-up live studio; a performance and exhibition space; a research platform and living archive, an internet based radio station. Taking advantage of both the intimacy and unpredictability of the live radio studio, PASS seeks to forge new collaborations across time and space; while also engaging how relationships change and practices evolve. The …  ( continue reading

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dave phillips – live piece for PASS

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Sonic activist Dave Phillips dropped in to the studio earlier today to record a piece especially for PASS. Interweaving a written text with his own prepared sounds, the audio collage offers a taste of what Keleketla Library listeners heard last week in Joburg and what’s to come at his Cape Town shows in the coming days. Tune in to PASS tonight between 7 and 8pm for the broadcast which will rerun around midnight. 10.12.2015 Capetown, South Africa. Straight No Chaser …  ( continue reading

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African Futures Music Concert & Party: Spoek Mathambo / Batuk/Keziah Jones/Just A Band/Gato Preto

Nigerian musician Keziah Jones, South African Spoek Mathambo, Kenya’s Just A Band and German duo Gato Preto will join for an evening of music and the closing party of African Futures. Each of them will be performing music that relates to the theme of African Futures. Listen to this concert on PASS. 31/10/2015. 21hoo-late Keziah Jones, Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist, who accompanied Lenny Kravitz on his world tour, will present music from his latest album Captain Rugged, which was accompanied …  ( continue reading

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