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African Perspectives for May 1, 2022

The first episode in May continues the six-week African music odyssey special on the show with the fifth instalment of the extended music specials. Falling on the first of May, the International Labor Day celebrating workers across the world. The music special episode focuses on the Guild of Workers across the World, especially African workers, the backbones of the African economy. It provides a brief history of the International Labor Day and workers union on the African continent. The episode extends its focus to congratulating students graduating this month from the University of Georgia, especially African students graduating at various levels including members of the African Students Union (ASU), and the African Graduate Students Forum (AGSF). As always, the episode, the African music odyssey #2 featured selected enjoyable music from Africa and/or by Africans including selected tunes from various African artists including Magic System, Awilo Longomba, Phyno, Alane, and P-Square.

Playlist for May 1:

Album: The Best of Ellipsis Arts - Africa: Never Stand Still (1997)

Artist: Various Artistes

Tracks: 1) Sai

2) Rokoto Frenzy (Excerpt)

3) Angola Na Paz

Album: Premier Gaou (2002)

Artist: Magic System

Tracks: 1) Ier Gaou

2) Rokoto Frenzy (Excerpt)

Album: Double Trouble (2014)

Artist: P-Square

Tracks: 1) Testimony

Album: Coupe Bibamba (2013)

Artist: Awilo Longomba

Tracks: 1) Coupe Bibamba

Album: African Ambience: The Ultimate Dance Party (1999)

Artist: Various Artistes

Tracks: 1) Zing Zong

2) Fada Fada

3) Alane

4) Sarafina

Album: African Odyssey (2001)

Artist: Various Artistes

Tracks: 1) Kulala (Extra track)

2) Saworo ma ro (Extra track)

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