Last night's show went very well. Guy played a very nice selection of songs from various artists, Orchestre Makassy (Kenya), Bavon Marie Marie (Franco's brother), and Festival du Zaire among many others.
During the world news segment Guy discussed the issue of illiteracy (or analphabetism) in Africa and other third world countries and how it effects the family structure. Young girls are forced to forgo school and get married while boys are sent to get an education. This in turn causes a strange shift in the family structure where young girls have to marry older men. This form of sexism keeps the female child from developing to her full potential as a person and her worth is placed in having and rearing children. Guy played a clip from UNESCO that dealt with the issue. I will definitely have a blog on the subject in the following week.
Guy then introduced a new segment to the show where he Showcases a particular artist giving a little bit of information and playing a selection of songs. Last night he showcased the artist Franco. At the beginning of this month I blogged extensively on Franco so I won't blog again about his life but I will also do a small showcase of him sometime during the week.
I would say last night's shows was one of the best and it seems Tambour D'Afrique is on a nice roll. The best is yet to come so keep on listening and thank you for the support.
Download last night's show here: Tambour D'Afrique 4/28
Stay tuned for Sunday Nite Videos later on tonight :)