Afropop Classic June 8, 2017
Cuts From the Crypt, Part Two: Banning's Picks
As work continues on the vast Afropop archive, producer Banning Eyre takes a deep dive and comes up with some gems. On the vinyl front, the focus is on South Africa and Zimbabwe, where the Afropop team collected a good deal of rare vinyl in the 1980s. Then Banning samples some his favorite field recordings from Zanzibar to Mali. In the age of YouTube, Pandora and Spotify, you might have the impression that all the music ever recorded is there at your fingertips. Here's proof that's not so. You'll hear music on this program you can't find anywhere else.