Radio Africa

Reporting live from Kenya, we search for African pop that is making its way into global dance music. The barriers to producing high quality audio are reduced to merely owning a laptop. Now, regional artists are reaching a global audience.

We speak to Blinky Bill, leader of the dance/pop/hip-hop group Just A Band, about their unique sound that attracts fans from Tokyo to Nairobi. And we also speak to Jeff Maina, lead designer at Waabeh, the Spotify for African content.

Songs Discussed

  • Fuse ODG – Azonto (learn the dance!)
  • Sauti Sol – Sura Yako
  • Diplo – Crown
  • Just A Band – Looking for Home
  • Just A Band – Life of the Party
  • Just A Band – Probably for Lovers
  • Just A Band – Huff + Puff
  • Just A Band – Dunia Ina Mambo
  • Charlie’s high school a cappella group – Give Up the Funk