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African Perspectives for September 4, 2022

This episode, coming up on the first Sunday in the month of September is the show’s Labor Day special. The show commemorates the holiday set aside to acknowledge the hardworking American workers holding up the United States economy. The show acknowledges the outstanding turnout for the 12th annual Africa Family picnic which took place on Saturday, September 3, 2022. In addition, the episode highlights activities of the UGA African Studies Institute as the university marks 35 years of Africa programming on campus. In addition to the recurring activities, the show announced the 2022 African Studies Fall lecture to be delivered by a UGA alum, Dr. Todd Ferry, architect and design faculty at Portland State University on Thursday, October 20, 2022. A dedication to workers, the episode provides a two African news updates. The first is about the drastic drought and increasing food insecurity in the Horn of Africa. The second is the successful general elections in Angola won by the incumbent ruling party, MPLA and incumbent president Joao Lourenco. The episode ends with a message of hope for our listeners in spite of all the challenging natural and man-made disasters. As always, the episode featured selected enjoyable music from Africa and/or by Africans including featured tracks from the album Electro Bamako by Mamani Keita with Marc Minelli and the collections, Urban Groove and Africa Anointed.

Playlist for September 4

Album: Electro Bamako (2001)

Artist: Mamani Keita and Marc Minelli

Tracks: 1) Demisemoun

2) Djonni

3) Abdoulayi Djobo

4) Mirri Ye (Extra track)

Album: Urban Groove (1995)

Artist: Various Artistes

Tracks: 1) ODDO

2) Canta

3) Love and Ka Dance

Album: Africa Anointed ( 2002)

Artist: Various Artistes

Tracks: 1) Africa Will be

2) You will be fine