This edition features a playlist of current hits and new releases from Nigeria (“Buga”- Kizz Daniel and “Finesse” - Pheelz), Togo (“Panam” - Kaatal), Guinea (“Denba Gnuma” - Tenin Diawara), South Africa (“Ghost” - Kamo Mphela), Kenya (“Nairobi” - Earlwin) and Rwanda (“Akamararungu” - Munyakazi Deo). Heather joins Zimbabwean marimba maestro Blessing ‘Bled’ Chimanga by phone during his residency at the Kutandara Marimba Center in Boulder, Colorado. They discuss the program and listen to amazing samples of live music. The feature story of the hour the legendary Congolese musician Koffi Olomide’s to the Voice of America. Heather and Koffi sit together and talk about his new role as Congo’s Cultural Ambassador, about Congolese music (of course), his all-time favorite American musician, and his next chapter in life.