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African Perspectives for January 16, 2022

This episode is our show’s annual commemorative special on the great American civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr. Featuring excerpts from three speeches by Dr. King, the episode remembers the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts for peace and justice in America and universally. The episode also features the giving away of two pairs of tickets to the concert on January 25 by the Zimbabwean all-female a cappella group, Nobuntu at the University of Georgia. In addition to highlighting the day of service in Athens Clarke County., the episode recognizes students in the area going back to school and celebrates the Georgia Bulldawgs for winning the College Football National Championship after forty-one years of waiting. As always, the episode featured selected enjoyable music from Africa and/or by Africans including selected tunes from Nigeria’s Asa and Jamaica’s Judy Mowatt.

Playlist for January 16:

Album: Bvuma (Tolerance) (2001)

Artist: Oliver Mtukudzi

Tracks: a. Raki

b. Wasakara

Album: Le Discotheque Africaine (2002)

Artist: Various Artists

Tracks: a. Ist Gaou

b. Tant pi spur les jaloux

Album: In Search of Freedom (1995)

Artist: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Tracks: a. I have A Dream

Album: Look at Love (1991)

Artist: Judy Mowatt

Tracks: a. Skin of my skin

b. Jah Live

c. Never get weary