May 2008 -
If you were wondering what the Africanhiphopradio staff has been doing for the past 3 months other than churning out Africanhiphopradio.com shows: among other things,
we started doing a new monthly show for Dutch public radio!
For a start, the new show is also called 'African hip hop radio' and it is produced by an all-star team, if we may say so: GMB (Cape Verdean/Dutch emcee/actor), Juma4 (Africanhiphop.com) and legendary dj/producer Threesixty (known from productions for Freestyle Fellowship, Redman, Wa BMG44 and X Plastaz). The language of presentation is Dutch, but the show should still be interesting for non-Dutch speakers as it has a monthly selection of hot & classic tunes starting from African hip hop all the way to afrobeat and reggae. Also we have regular interviews, some of which may be heard in upcoming English language shows here at Africanhiphopradio.com.
African Hip Hop Radio at Lijn5 can be downloaded for 7 days after it comes online, and podcast subscriptions are available too.
Check out the first three shows at Lijn5:
(studio guests: Pan Africans)
(interview with Ethio jazz legend Mulatu)
(clicking 'play' on these pages will open up a player popup).
So, what does this mean for the future production of English/Portuguese/French shows at this site? Nothing really, as we'll still be doing the pan-African updates that you have come to know from us over the past 10 years since we started out at Rumba-Kali, then Live365 and currently African hip hop radio!