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African Perspectives for September 5, 2021

The first episode in September features our Labor Day weekend special as we celebrate American Labor and Labor Unions in Africa and around the World.

The episode salutes all members of various labor organizations and unions organized by workers to fight for employee rights and protections, including those in our listening area.

The episode is in memory of Mr. Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest labor federation, who died in early August.

This first episode of the month features the obituary of one of West Africa’s greatest highlife musician, Sir Victor Uwaifo popularly known as Guitar Boy. The legendary Nigerian musician, artist, and scholar died in his home town, Benin city, Nigeria earlier in the week.

The episode rounds up with news update from South Sudan where planned protests against the government during the week could not hold due to increased police patrols in Juba, South Sudan’s capital.

As always, the episode featured enjoyable music from Africa and/or by Africans including selections from the Rough Guides series including RG to West Africa and Highlife. and Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s Overtake done overtake overtake.

September 5 Playlist

Album: Rough Guide to West Africa

Artists: Various Tracks: 1) Afrika 2) Farinya Manji 3) Mashi 4) Mi So Wa Yen Album: Rough Guide to Highlife 

Artists: Various Tracks: 1) Guitar Boy 2) Asare Album: Overtake Don Overtake Overtake ODOO

Artists: Fela Anikulapo Kuti Tracks: 1) ODOO

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