Afrobeats Beat Tape
From August 2021 to May 2022, I curated and hosted a live FM radio show called ‘Afrobeats Beat Tape’ at the WNYU radio station in lower Manhattan. 90 minutes, uncensored Black music, every Wednesday night.
From a Black diasporan perspective, Afrobeats Beat Tape explored themes of revolution, love, and in this highlighted Halloween episode, death:
Take a listen.
Here’s the show’s description as pulled from WNYU archives:
Standing on the anti-establishment ethos of Nigerian Afrobeat pioneers, a generation of digitally connected diasporans has synthesized a multiplicity of vibrant genres from the Mother continent, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Europe and the Americas to create a homegrown musical identity. The Afrobeats Beat Tape is both a love letter to and exploration of that African sonic diaspora. You're invited to tune in to the feel-good funk of curated Afrobeat(s) selections, and join an ongoing celebration of Black international siblinghood, radical enjoyment, and good things coming to those who have waited.
- Pink Siifu "Scurrrrd (ft. Dj Harrison, iiye, Asal Hazel, Big Rube, Nick Hakim, Georgia Anne Muldrow)" GUMBO'! (Dynamite Hill) 2021
- Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu "Love and Death" Conflict Nkru! (Essiebons – INLS 6143) LP 1980
- The Specials "Ghost Town" Ghost Town / Why? (Two Tone Records) LP 1981
- Missaei "Killa" Killa (AEISA INC.) 2020
- Niniola "Fantasy (ft. Femi Kuti)" Colours and Sounds (Drumroll Records) 2020
- U-Roy "Man Next Door (ft. Santigold)" Man Next Door (ft. Santigold) (Trojan Jamaica, Ltd) 2021
- Michael Jackson "Thriller (Citizen's Deep Remix)" Thriller (Citizen's Deep Remix) 2019
- Arya Starr "Bloody Samaritan" 19 & Dangerous (Mavin Global Holdings) 2021
- D'Banj "Oliver Twist" D'Kings Men (DB Records) 2013
- Odunsi (The Engine) "wicked, sexy! (ft. Maison2500)" EVERYTHING YOU HEARD IS TRUE (Kimani Moore Entertainment Ltd.) 2020
- B4bonah, M.anifest "Devil Is a Liar (Remix)" Devil Is a Liar (Remix) (MIMLIFE RECORDS) 2018
- Master KG "Jerusalema (ft. Burna Boy, Nomcebo Zikode)" Jerusalema (Deluxe) (Warner Music France) 2020
- Rihanna "Disturbia (Insane Malewa's Afro House Remix)" Disturbia (Insane Malewa's Afro House Remix) 2020
- Stevie Wonder, Yes King "Superstition (Sam Redmore Re-Rub)" The Remix Collection 2019
- Robert Glasper "Endangered Black Woman (ft. Staceyann Chin, Andra Day)" Fuck Yo Feelings (Loma Vista Recordings.) 2019
- Fela Kuti "Zombie" Zombie (Kulakata Sunrise/Knitting Factory Records) 1977