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When Idris Elba played the role of Nelson Mandela in Long Walk To Freedom, it re-ignited his love of music from all over Africa. Here he picks the finest from the past 60 years

When actor, DJ and musician Idris Elba played the role of Nelson Mandela in Long Walk To Freedom, it re-ignited his love for a type of music he was brought up on. In this 3 part series Journey Dot Africa he delves into his record collection which takes us all over Africa, from the 60s to the present day.

57 minutes

Last on

Sat 2 Feb 2019 02:00

Music Played

  • King Sunny Adé

    Synchro System

    • Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Mahmoud Ahmed

    Aynotche Terabu

    • AAAAAAA.
    • Buda Musique.
    • 003.
  • M’bilia Bel

    Eswi Yo Wapi

    • Sterns.
  • The Best of Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz

    Good Father

    • Roger All Stars Nig. Ltd.
  • Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey

    Iba Folouwa

    • Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi.
  • A.B. Crentsil

    Adjoa

    • Joe Etti Productions.
  • Ebo Taylor & Uhuru-Yenzu

    Victory

    • Mr Bongo Worldwide LTD.
  • Eric Agyeman

    Matutu Mirika

    • Stern's Africa.
  • Sir Shina Peters

    Ijo Shina

    • Master Sound Ltd.
  • Pierre Antoine

    Kalabuley Woman

    • Hot Casa Records.
  • Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz

    Sweet Mother

    • Premier Music Nigeria.
  • Sir Victor Uwaifo

    Joromi

    • Premier Records LTD.
  • Toumani Diabate & Sidiki Diabate

    Hamadoun Toure

    • World Circuit.
  • Shina Williams & His African Percussionists

    Agboju Logun

    • AAAAAAA.
    • Strut Records.
    • 001.

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