The People's War Radio Show, Episode #53: Music unites the African Nation, from the Caribbean to the U.S. to Africa!

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We talk with Trini Trent and Elikya Ngoma. Trini Trent is a unique creator from Trinidad and Tobago. Through his works and his popular "Trini Trent TV show" on YouTube, he explores popular culture to dissect matters of music, film, race, sexuality and identity. Elikya Ngoma is the Haiti editor for The Burning Spear newspaper. She's also a revolutionary musician who recently released the extended play album, "Freedom In the Mix".

We review various African musical art forms as unifying influences connecting the African experience and African people worldwide, including Calypso music as a manifestation of the West African storytelling tradition.

We also discuss criticisms of homophobic and misogynist lyrics in popular music, as well as the future of African musical genres and their role in providing popular expression of African oppression and resistance.

The People's War radio show is produced by WBPU 96.3 FM "Black Power 96" in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is hosted by Dr. Matsemela Odom and Muambi Tangu, bringing an African Internationalist perspective to the important issues of our world.

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