African music has never been more popular. Selling out stadia from Lagos to London to LA, Africa’s top artists are slick, stylish and social-media savvy. But there is another story: the risk to more precarious local music traditions in an age of Spotify and smartphones. In this episode, Charlie Haffner listens to the distinctive Salone soundtrack and considers its unsung influence on modern Afrobeats .
With special guests: Fantacee Wiz, the Tiwani Hunting Society, The Sierra Leone National Dance Troupe and the late Dr Adedayo Thomas
A podcast series produced by Novel Studios for Africell.
Presented: Charlie Haffner
Written and created: Charlie Haffner and Sam Williams
Edited: Nadia Mehdi
Executive producers: Sam Williams and Max O'Brien
Sound design and mixing: Naomi Clarke
Special thanks: Abdul Karim Sesay, Shadi Gerjawi, Eleanor Biggs, Claire Crofton, Pippa Smith and the Africell Impact Foundation.