Archive of recently broadcast shows

Episode 41: Early African Recordings

by Doug Paterson

This week, we explore some of the earliest African music recordings from the 1920s up to the 1950s.

Episode 40: African Airwaves goes to WOMAD

by Hans Kelstrup

WOMAD is a 4-day festival in the UK that brings in great acts from all over the world, with a special emphasis on musicians from Africa or inspired by African music. Hans flew out there with his tent and saw as many acts as possible. Here are some of the highlights.

Episode 39: The African Scene in Seattle

by Doug Paterson

This week, Doug looks at the African scene in his hometown, Seattle. He found it's too much to tackle in one show but this week we have rumba music, several West African styles, plus kora, and more.

Episode 38: Hans’ special mix!

by Hans Kelstrup

Non-stop mix of music featuring the bermibau, new cumbia, Mugwisa International Xylophone Group, highlife, soukous, Reunion Island beats, De La meets Fe La, Shabaka Hutchings and more!

Episode 37: Zambia

by Doug Paterson

A hour focused on Zambian music of the 1980s from the likes of Amayenge, Shalamwambe, Nashil Pichen Kazembe, and more.

Episode 36: Now Jazz (South Africa to Chicago and back)

by Hans Kelstrup

Last week, Doug explored 5 decades of South African Jazz. On today’s show, we check in on the vibrant South Africa scene today (MABUTA, SPAZA, Reze Rhota Quartet, Bokani Dyer Trio, Thandi Ntuli, Thabang Tabane), take a detour in Nigeria (Etuk Obong) and round it off with some Afro Jazz from the likes of homegrown talents Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Damon Locks, Idris Ackamoor and Sitka Sun.