African Perspectives for January 10, 2021

Jan 13, 2021

Our second episode in the New Year, 2021 features delightful jazz music from Southern Africa.

The episode features news updates about recent elections in Ghana (December 7) and the Central African Republic (December 17) where both incumbents were reelected to complete their respective agendas and hopefully move their respective nations forward.

The show  features our serious concern about the spread of the coronavirus, especially with people falsely equating the fight against the pandemic as a fight against their liberty and freedom.

The episode also features the announcement of the winner of the final fortnight of the AP@24 African music giveaway contest.

As always, the episode featured selected enjoyable music from Africa and/or by Africans including selected tunes from the two-volume collection, Smooth Africa produced by Dave Love.

Playlist for January 10: Album: The Best of Alpha Blondy (1990) Artist: Alpha Blondy (Shanachie Records) Tracks: a. Jerusalem b. Afriki Album: Smooth Africa (2000) Artist: Various Artists Collection Tracks: a. When days are dark b. Gumba in Durban Album: Smooth Africa II: Exploring the Soul (2003) Artist: Various Artists Collection Tracks: a. Bringing Joy b. Walk of life c. A Hymn for Taiwa d. Yebo e. Abezizwe (Extra track)