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Globalwize Radioshow #428

03/08/2023Listen To An 'African Presence' Special Introduction To The Afrobeats Genre By Kathrin Thomas

Keeping the energy alive with another 'African Presence' special broadcast, WeltBeat host and selector Jean Trouillet hands over the controls in this one. After inviting Dr. Hauke Dorsch, director of the African Music Archive (AMA) at the University of Mainz, to his studio for episode number #426, we now get a two-hour introduction to the Afrobeats genre delivered to our doorstep, selected and presented by Kathrin Thomas. An undergraduate student of Ethnology at the University of Mainz, Thomas invites us to explore the flourishing Afrobeats genre, originally rooted in Ghana and Nigeria. The show also includes interviews with a host of admirers and experts of the genre either studying or teaching at the University of Mainz, who share their insights on this global phenomenon.

The "Globalwize Radioshow #428" 'African Presence' special is accompanied by an exclusive "Afrobeats Radio X Nr. 2" playlist on Spotify, inviting you to revisit the selection on demand. The lineup features music by some of the genre's household names, rising stars and international superstar collaborators, including Wendy Shay, Amaarae, Fireboy DML, Ed Sheeran, Rema, Selena Gomez, CKay, Ayra Starr, Ebony, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Spellz, Kofi Pages, Kofi Kinaata, Tekno, Lord Afrixana, Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Ruger, Pheelz, Bnxn, Blaq Jerzee, Harmonize, Burna Boy, Omah Lay, DJ Boat OmoAkin, Drake, Kyla, Tems, Victony, Rema, Tempoe, Don Toliver, Bayanni, Mavins, Boy Spyce, Crayon, Magixx, LADIPOE and Johnny Drille. 

You can now stream the full show via our Greedio channel on Mixcloud and find the accompanying Spotify playlist here.

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom