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Africa is A Country Radio: Chief Boima – A Port of Spain Christmas


Africa Is a Country Radio, the audio accompaniment to the website of the same name, is a monthly deep dive into the music and cultural politics of the African continent and beyond. Hosted by Sierra Leonean-American music producer, DJ, writer, and cultural activist Chief Boima, who is also the managing editor of Africa Is a Country, co-founder of Kondi Band and the founder of the INTL BLK record label. The show features a mix of music and interviews with musicians, historians, journalists, and more.

In episode two of this season of Africa Is a Country Radio, our focus on port cities takes us to Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, where Christmas festivities incorporate elements from the unique cultural make up of the islands. The food, forms of celebration, and music, called pargang, particularly draw on the country’s Spanish colonial heritage, and are heavily influenced by its proximity to Venezuela. Our guest is Adam Cooper, also known as Foreigner, a Los Angeles-based DJ that grew up in-between TNT and Venezuela, and so he is uniquely positioned to talk about these hybrid traditions.

Listen now Tracklist

Charles Brown – Merry Christmas Baby [Hollywood Records]

James Brown – Soulful Christmas (DJ Catalist Remix) [White Label]

Kwadwo Donkoh – Bronya Aba, Eyea Di Bi Ma Wo Ho Nto Wo [Essiebons]

Nigga (DJ Flex) – El Burrito Sabanero [Televisa EMI Music]

Jacob Miller – Wish You A Merry Christmas [Top Ranking International]

Arlindo Cruz & Sombrinha – Natal Diferente [Velas]

MC Teteu & MC Menor da VG – Dingo Bell 2 [GR6 Music]

MC Davi – Feliz Natal, To Partindo Pro Rolê feat Djay W & DJ Samuk [Legenda Funk]

MC Mirella – Piru de Natal [N.V.I. Novo Imperio]

DJ Guuga – Feliz natal, Feliz ano novo [Legenda Funk]

Parranda Navideña en Puerto Rico 2018 [Youtube]

Willie Colon – Aires De Navidad [Fania]

Willie Colon – La Murga [Fania]

Parang in Lopinot, Trinidad [Youtube]

Los Cardenales del Exito – La Grey Zuliana [Disco Moda]

Daisy Voisin – A La Media Noche [RH Productions]

Lara Brothers – La Gaita [Winter & Winter]

Scrunter – Madame Jeffrey [JW Productions]

Baron – Spanish Woman [CMMG Records]

Katelin Sultan – Christmas Dhalpuri [Maha Studios]

Christmas Riddm Medley [Homegrown Ent.]

Lord Beginner – Christmas Morning the Rum Had Me Yawning [Black Round Records]