Accessibility links

Breaking News

Mongezi Ntaka (South Africa) - Music Time in Africa

Mongezi Ntaka (South Africa) - Music Time in Africa
please wait

No media source currently available

0:00 0:55:00 0:00

Today’s episode celebrates Nelson Mandela day (July 18th) with songs like “Free Nelson Mandela” (The Specials) and “Yebo Teacher” (Moonchild Sanelly), but also other awesome music from Ghana (Ras Kuku), Burkina Faso (Alif Naaba), Tanzania (Zuchu), Côte d’Ivoire (Dobet Gnahoré) and Gambia (Sona Jobarteh). Much of the hour, Heather Maxwell presents an in-depth interview with Washington DC-based, South African musician Mongezi Ntaka. They talk about Ntaka’s debut album Ngoma Zethu: The Seven Chapters of Mystery, released January 2021, and sample each track. Featured artists on the album include prominent artist from Africa (Vusi Mahlasela) and the diaspora (Kamel Zennia, DJ Njuchi, Lorraine Klaasen, Masauko, Kuku & GPS Lerato, and Mighty Joshua).