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Teju Cole’s Late Junction mixtape

Verity Sharp talks about apala, jazz, Malian pop and Romantic music with Teju Cole, the acclaimed photographer, author, art historian and critic.

Verity Sharp talks about apala, jazz, Malian pop and Romantic music with Teju Cole, the compiler of tonight’s exclusive music mix.

An acclaimed photographer, art historian, critic and author of four books, Teju Cole also happens to be a music-obsessive and a longstanding Late Junction super-fan. Tonight he fulfils a bit of a personal radio fantasy by appearing on the programme.

After a childhood spanning the USA and Nigeria, Teju Cole currently lives in Brooklyn, and is Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing at Harvard.

Produced by Jack Howson.
A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Vijay Iyer Trio


    • Break Stuff.
    • ECM Records.
  • Leafcutter John

    Yes! Come Parade With Us

    • Yes! Come Parade With Us.
    • Border Community.
  • Gudrun Gut

    Boys Keep Swinging

    • Moment.
    • Monika Enterprise.
  • Lubomyr Melnyk


    • Illirion.
    • Sounds Of Subterrania.
  • Sarah Davachi

    Perfumes III

    • Pale Bloom.
    • W.25TH / Superior Viaduct.
  • Chee Malabar

    Starshine (feat. Teju Cole)

    • The Beautiful, Rowdy Prisoners.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No. 7 In C, Op. 105: Affettuoso

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Symphonies Nos. 5 And 7.
    • Philips.
  • Teju Cole's Late Junction Mixtape

    • Carl Friedrich Abel


      Performer: Jordi Savall.
      • Les Voix Humaines.
      • Alia Vox.
    • Kris Davis


      • Aeriol Piano.
      • Clean Feed ‎.
    • Jack Body

      Jangkrik Genggong

      • Suara: Environmental Music From Java.
      • Ode Records.
    • Tanya Tagaq

      Genetic Memory

      • Animism.
      • Six Shooter Records.
    • Othar Turner & The Afrossippi Allstars

      Shimmy She Wobble II

      • From Senegal To Senatobia.
      • Birdman Records.
    • Haruna Ishola And His Apala Group

      Kafowo Komo Niwe

      • Apala Messenger.
      • IndigeDisc.
    • Juçara Marçal & Kiko Dinucci

      São Jorge

      • Padê.
      • Goma Gringa Discos.
    • Okkyung Lee

      Hollow Water

      • Ghil.
      • Ideologic Organ.
    • Bajourou

      Bastan Toure

      • Big String Theory.
      • Globestyle.
  • Gil Scott‐Heron

    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

    • Pieces Of A Man.
    • Flying Dutchman.
  • Fula Flute


    • Fula Flute.
    • Blue Monster Records.
  • Annea Lockwood

    I Give You Back

    Performer: Elizabeth Eshleman. Author: Joy Harjo.
    • Lesbian American Composers.
    • Composers Recordings Inc..


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