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African Rock

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 13 March 2013

There seems to be a trend for western rock producers to work with prominent African musicians; is it a fad that helps both sides or a muddy unsatisfactory collaboration ?

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  • African Rock

    We examine the trend for western rock producers to work with prominent African musicians.

  • Meklit Hadero

    The Ethiopian-American singer talks about her roots and musical inspirations.

  • Posthumous albums

    Why death need no longer mark the end of an artist's career.

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