Monday 6 July 2020

South Africa to Togo (All Vinyl A to Z of Africa) Ep.10

Join me on a journey across Africa, from Algeria to Zimbabwe, one country, one record at a time.

Episode 10 is here for you to enjoy

Take a trip with me to South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania and Togo. This week we hear a UK dance floor classic from a Soweto born singer, music from a band who are over 100 years old, and songs from a flock of Africa’s feathered musicians.

1 – Letta Mbulu – Mahlalela  (Mukatsuku Records)
2 – Abdel Aziz El Mubarak – Ahla Eyyoun (Globe Style)
3 – Oiseaux D’Afrique – Heuglin’s Robin (L’Oiseau Musicien)
4 – Ikhwani Safaa Musical Club – Waridi Lisilo Miba (Globe Style)
5 – Bella Bellow – Zelie (Akue)

This radio programme is part of the A World In London Radio Series, more information at

Lockdown here in London has had its challenges and I've been blessed with a fairly carefree life. Although I have missed my nights sketching in the clubs and nightspots of the capital I've used my time to research my first ever radio programme. Every evening I'm been trying to track down vinyl, records and shellac from Africa, and nearly every day a new package is brought by the postman. I've now managed to find a record from each African country and brought these together in twelve 20 minute programmes on SOAS radio.

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