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African Perspectives for February 20, 2022

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The penultimate show in February continues our month-long commemoration of Black History month (BHM), the celebration of the achievements and survival of Africans in America. The episode begins with some African news updates from Senegal, where the nation continues to celebrate the victorious AFCON 2021 Champions, the Lions of Teranga and their local coach, Aliou Cisse, and Ethiopia where, according to UN official, it appears all parties in the ongoing civil war appear ready for peace talks, even as the UN pushes for this to happen. The episode commemorates BHM with a brief historical discussion of some of the major challenges that African Americans have to deal with in receiving quality education in America. The episode final segments provide a special focus on the event, “Ubuntu: Celebrating Black History through Performance’ presented by the UGA Dance department on February 25 and 26, 2022. Finally, the episode features as a guest, Jason Aryeh, the director of the Ubuntu performance and a lecturer of Dance at the University of Georgia. As always, the episode featured selected enjoyable music from Africa and/or by Africans including selected tunes from the collection, Rough Guide to the Music of West Africa and the self-titled album from Ethiopia Gigi.

Playlist for February 20:

Album: Waiting to Exhale (1994)

Artist: Various Artistes

Tracks: 1) Count on Me

Album: Rough Guide to the Music of West Africa

Artist: Various Artistes

Tracks: 1) Senegal

2) Afrika

3) E kassa 28

4) Alabina (Extra track)

Album: Gigi

Artist: Gigi

Tracks: 1) Zomaye

2) Khan

3) Bale Washintu (Extra track)

Album: Aboso Hene (2000)

Artist: Comfort Annor

Tracks: 1) Nea Ote Womu

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