BBC 6Music Celebrates African Music this weekend
BBC 6Music are to dedicate an entire weekend (January 17-19) to playing music from across the continent of Africa. Presenters and guests will play their favourite tunes from African artists in recognition and celebration of African music. Gideon Coe, Rita Ray, Tom Ravenscroft, Mary Anne Hobbs, and Songlines columnist Cerys Matthews will join Tom Robinson in encouraging the station’s listeners to create their own Africa-inspired playlist on his Now Playing @6Music show.
Mali Music, a new documentary presented by Gemma Cairney, will be the main focus of the event. It will include a look at Damon Albarn’s Africa Express project where Malian musicians joined together with Western artists like Brian Eno, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, and Ghostpoet in a musical fusion of styles.
Mali Music will air on 6Music on Sunday January 19 at 1pm-2pm.