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African Perspectives for May 22, 2022

The fourth and penultimate episode in May is a full show with multiple areas of focus. The

episode features our sad, painful and justice seeking reaction to the racist mass shooting of ten

black people in Buffalo, NY on May 14, 2022. May the soul of those killed in Buffalo on May

14 rest in perfect peace. Amen. Beyond the anguished reaction to the racist killings in America

and the extra-judicious killing due to religious intolerance in Nigeria, this episode is in two parts.

In the first part, it features African news updates about high stake electoral activities in Somalia,

Kenya, and Nigeria. In the second part, the episode focuses on the story behind the Putumayo

World Music label and the Putumayo presents collection series. The episode also expresses our

gratitude to both the label and series for their outstanding philanthropic activities and for greatly

contributing to the sustenance of this show, African Perspectives. As always, the episode

features selected enjoyable music from Africa and/or by Africans including tunes selected from

three installments of the Putumayo Presents series, Acoustic Africa, African Odyssey, and

African Playground.

Playlist for May 22:

Album: Putumayo Presents Acoustic Africa (2001)

Artist: Various Artistes

Tracks: 1) Basimanyana

2) Palea

3) Bana

4) Fanta Bourama

Album: Putumayo Presents African Odyssey (2001)

Artist: Various Artistes

Tracks: 1) Miri Yoro

2) Kulala

3) Fundo di Matu (Extra track)

4) Sou (Extra track)

Album: Putumayo Presents African Playground (2003)

Artist: Various Artistes

Tracks: 1) Sing Lo Lo