Africa Beat

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News, music, and interviews from Portuguese speaking Africa, presented by Armando Conte.

A radio and TV veteran in his native Guinea-Bissau, Armando Conte presents an intriguing hour of music, news, interviews, and current affairs from Portuguese Africa, as well as in-depth discussions of issues surrounding the larger African continent. Guests and special programmes are dedicated to African artists and scholars visiting the SOAS campus, and previous interviews have included Baaba Maal, Ismael Beah and Bassekou Kouyate.

By Year

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2009

By Tag

  • interview

  • Baaba Maal

  • Senegal

  • Angola

  • SOAS

  • Bonga Kwenda

  • CNN

  • African Journalist of the Year

  • Mental illness

  • Bassekou Kouyate

  • Kenya

  • Armando Conte

  • Ngoni

  • Kudaushe Matimba

  • Journalist

  • David McKenzie

  • Griot

  • BBC 3 World Music Awards

  • Africa

  • gambia

  • Glastonbury

  • Robin Denslow

  • documentary

  • Africa Beat

  • Ngoni Ba

  • Lucy Duran

  • John-Allan Namu

  • Nairobi

  • Mali

  • South Africa

  • Sura Susso

  • I Speak Fula

  • Zimbabwe

  • Amnesty International

  • Kora

  • Seku Blue

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Africa Beat: Interview with Bassekou KouyateWed, 2012-07-18 15:48

Africa Beat's Armando Conte met with Bassekou Kouyate, the incredible Ngoni player from Mali, to talk about winning the... See details

Africa Beat - Sura Susso: Kora, Tradition and Going SoloFri, 2011-07-08 19:24

In this episode, Africa Beat's Armando Conte meets Nottingham-based musician Sura Susso, kora player and musician from... See details

Africa Beat: Interview with David McKenzie, CNNWed, 2011-06-01 20:18

Africa Beat's Armando Conte interviews David McKenzie, a CNN reporter based in Nairobi, to talk about his recent... See details

Africa Beat - Interview with John-Allan Namu Thu, 2009-10-29 02:00

Armando Conte interviews award winning Kenyan television Journalist John-Allan Namu. John-Allan won top prize at... See details

Africa Beat - Baaba Maal Part 3Tue, 2009-10-27 02:00

Armando Conte introduces the third and final part of Baaba Maal's talk at SOAS, following up with an exclusive... See details

Africa Beat - Baaba Maal Part 2Sun, 2009-10-25 03:00

Armando Conte presents the second part of Baaba Maal's talk at SOAS. See details

Africa Beat - Baaba Maal Part 1 Sat, 2009-10-24 03:00

Armando Conte presents the first part of Robin Denslow's interview with Senegalese singer, songwriter and guitar player... See details

Africa Beat - Interview with Bonga Kwenda Part 2Mon, 2009-04-27 03:00

Part 2 of Armando Conte's interview with Angolan superstar Bonga Kwenda. See details

Africa Beat - Interview with Bonga Kwenda Part 1 Sun, 2009-04-26 03:00

Armondo Conte interviews Angolan superstar, Bonga Kwenda. Bonga was an international athlete who was also political... See details

Africa Beat - Interview with Dr. Lucy DuranThu, 2009-04-02 03:00

Armondo Conte interviews SOAS? very own Lucy Duran. Dr. Duran is an educator, performer, producer, and BBC Radio 3... See details

Africa Beat - Zimbabwe with MatimbaFri, 2009-02-13 02:00

Music from Zimbabwe with Special Guest Kudaushe Matimba, a Zimbabwean musician studying at SOAS. Matimba talks about... See details