Once a month or so I have a chat on RNZ on their Afternoons show with Jesse Mulligan. These things start – randomly and stop in much the same way. I hope to keep doing this. For a while at least. I think I started in December of 2015, so a couple of years into it. Last year I collected up all the RNZ reviews at the end of the year and shared them all as links in one post. This year I thought I’d do them month-by-month for anyone that missed them at the time and wants to hear them while still current.
Late last month, June 27, I had my fifth chat for this year. In a theme of modern takes on African music I spoke about Angelique Kidjo’s song-by-song retake of Talking Heads’ Remain in Light and a brand new album from a living legend of African Music, Ebo Taylor’s Yen Ara.