African Essence

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DJ Debbie and Anne Wanjie present a wide range of music from Africa and the wider diaspora.

Debbie Golt and Anne Wanjie bring their extensive radio experience from the legendary, Resonance fm and Radio Verulam, to this hour long show featuring an eclectic mix of African music from all destinations. Selections range from remixes and prereleases, to classic recordings from specific musical traditions. They have a keen ear for UK-based artists, holding interviews from key movers and shakers on the music scene, as well as from acclaimed artists and cultural experts.

They can be found on the web at

By Year

  • 2009

By Tag

  • African Music

  • Goodbye Solo

  • Osibisa

  • Mali

  • Maalesh

  • Music

  • Myriam Makeba

  • Stella Chiweshe

  • Sista K

  • Reggae

  • Wanlov

  • Bi Kidude

  • Rhumba

  • Soul?ymane Sy Savan

  • Ghanaian Roots Music

  • Salif Keita

  • Simon Amutjira

  • Africa

  • Waldemar Bastos and Bonga

  • Chiwoniso

  • Clem

  • Mounira Mitchala

  • Reggie Rockstone

  • Dub Collosus

  • Leonard Zhakata

  • Toumast

  • Oumu Sangare

  • Namibia

  • Rokia Traore

  • Mensa

  • Jimmy Akinbola

  • Watcha Clan

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African Essence - Episode 7Sun, 2009-04-26 12:54

Ann Wanjie plays music from Zimbabwean rhumba star Leonard Zhakata, the Comorian artist Maalesh, then is joined in the... See details

African Essence Episode 6Tue, 2009-04-14 18:34

A mix of music including Malian superstars Salif Keita and Oumou Sangare, as well as a pre-recorded interview with... See details

African Essence - Episode 5Fri, 2009-03-27 18:34

This week features a studio interview with award winning actor Jimmy Akinbola (Recently starred in Othello), as well as... See details

African Essence - Episode 4Fri, 2009-03-27 17:42

Another all-star lineup including music from Toumast, Stella Chiweshe and a special Interview with Chiwoniso recorded... See details

African Essence - Episode 3Thu, 2009-03-19 21:27

This week?s show features a studio interview with Mensa, one of Ghana's top young producers working with new talent... See details

African Essence - Episode 2Thu, 2009-03-19 15:48

Music from the late Myriam Makeba, followed by Angolan artists Waldemar Bastos and Bonga among others. See details

African Essence - Episode 1Wed, 2009-02-18 03:14

This weeks mix features Moroccan Reggae, Chadian singer Mounira Mitchala, and Malian star Rokia Traore. This show also... See details