Banning Eyre

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Recent Pieces from Banning Eyre

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615: Berber Rising, Part 2, 6/13/2024 (59:00)
From: Afropop Worldwide

The long awaited follow-up to Afropop's popular 2002 program "Berber Rising" brings listeners up to date on music being made by the original inhabitants of North Africa, the ...
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393: Berber Rising, Part 1, 6/6/2024 (59:00)
From: Afropop Worldwide

The Amizigh, or Berber, are the original inhabitants of North Africa, which means their roots run deeper than the region’s better known Arab or European inhabitants.
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471: East African Taarab, 5/30/2024 (59:01)
From: Afropop Worldwide

The "taarab" music of East Africa's Swahili coast offers an amazing history lesson.
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516: Ethiopia Part 2: Diaspora and Return, 5/16/2024 (59:01)
From: Afropop Worldwide

Part 2 of our Hip Deep in Ethiopia series features insights from Professor Kay Shelemay of Harvard University, author most recently of Sing and Sing On: Sentinal Musicians ...
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512: Ethiopia Part 1: Empire and Revolution, 5/9/2024 (59:01)
From: Afropop Worldwide

With ethnomusicologist Kay Kaufman Shelemay and Ethiopian music scholar and compiler Francis Falceto as guests, this Hip Deep program explores the role of the Ethiopian ...
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477: Thomas Mapfumo - The War Years, 4/11/2024 (59:00)
From: Afropop Worldwide

This Hip Deep edition explores the legendary early career of Thomas Mapfumo, a singer, composer and bandleader whose 1970s music set the stage for the birth of a new nation, ...
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Women's History Month: Umm Kulthum - The Voice of Egypt (59:01)
From: Afropop Worldwide

Wrapping up our Women's History Month series, we turn the Afropop spotlight on Egypt's Umm Kulthum. Combining historical, religious, literary and musical passions, Umm ...
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837: Women's History Month: Afropop Women Warriors, 3/21/2024 (59:00)
From: Afropop Worldwide

This program focuses on four female artists whose music is full of challenging messages for a challenged world.
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Women's History Month: Afropop Women Warriors (59:00)
From: Afropop Worldwide

This program focuses on four female artists whose music is full of challenging messages for a challenged world.
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785: Women's History Month: Four Women of the West, 3/14/2024 (59:01)
From: Afropop Worldwide

In West Africa, women are on the cutting edge of musical and cultural progress. This program looks at four singer/composers with roots in tradition and unique ideas about how ...