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Sauti Sol & Makadem (Kenya) - Music Time in Africa

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Today features current 2020 tunes like “Ginger Me” by Rema(Nigeria), “Musuma” by Namadingo (Malawi), “Wenta Ma’aia” by Tamer Hosny (Egypt), “So Hot” by Alikiba (Tanzania), “Rapstarcaviar” by Popsnotthefather (South Africa), “Mukwasha” by Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe) and “Never Lettin’ Go” by Reynolds the Gentleman (Ghana). There’s also one beautiful vintage Congolose rumba from 1967 by Dr Nico “Bougie Ya Motema”. Song of the week is “Djoukourou” by Oumou Sangaré and VOA colleague Kwame Ofori joins me for that, and you’ll hear two interviews that coincidentally are both with artists from Kenya. Bill Odidi speaks with Sauti Sol about their new album release Midnight Train, and I catch up with Makadem about his new nyatiti trap tune “Plandemic.” Finally, another colleague Mike Hove aka Big Mike (VOA Zimbabwe Service) joins me by phone to introduce the song “Inkomo” by South African artist Dizu Plaatjes