The African Show

Our program of African music, news, and politics happens to be the longest running African show in New York. Founded by Joe Mensah, the African Show was co-hosted by the legendary Babatunde Olatunji until this team handed over the show to current host Lawrence Nii Nartey in the late 1970's. Nii is exceptionally proud of the wealth of music that the African continent has produced and strives to present African music in all its variety, from traditional to popular, from West to East, from North to South. Over the years, guests of the show include: I.K. Dairo, E.T. Mensah, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Manu Dibango, Sam Mangwana, Nana Ampadu of African Brothers International, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Soukous Stars, Hugh Masakela, and Doudou Ndiaye Rose. The show also plays host to an annual festival of African culture around Thanksgiving time.


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