Sunday, April 17, 2011

Interview with Femi Kuti

Interview with Femi Kuti as he talks about his new album 'Africa for Africa' and the use of Afrobeat in raising awareness about Africa's history.

You can listen to the interview here

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Remembering David Kato

This edition of African Perspectives remembers the life and work of David Kato, a Ugandan gay activist from Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). We feature an interview with Sokari Ekine, and play segments of a vigil held in New York city honoring David Kato. We also hear a talk given by David last year in Europe on LGBT issue in Uganda.

Listen to this edition of African Perspectives here

Check out Sokari Ekine's blog here
For more information on SMUG, click here

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Culture - East Africa

On the April 3rd edition of African Perspectives, we featured culture from East Africa. First was an interview with Abdulrazack Gurnah conducted by African American novelist Jeffery Allen. Second was a montage of voices from the Arba Minch collective. We started off as we always do with headlines from the continent.

Listen to the show here (or right click to download)

You can hear the complete Gurnah interview here
For more information about the Arba Minch Collective, check out their website