Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, standing next to a quilt at the Detroit Bead Museum on the city's west side in September 2008. (Photo: Omorose), a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Monday December 23, 2013
Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast for Sunday December 22, 2013
To listen to this broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, featuring guest Norman Otis Richmond, just click on the website below:
This special broadcast featured reports from the Pan-African News Wire related to developments in South Sudan, Madagascar and other African states.
During the second half of the program, we interviewed Norman Otis Richmond, longtime bluesologist and resident of the city of Toronto, Canada. Richmond has been a broadcaster and cultural worker in Canada and the United States for many years.
The focus of our discussion with Richmond related to the passing of African National Congress leader and former South African President Nelson Mandela. Richmond along with many others in North America were organizers for the cultural boycott against the apartheid regime which played a role in the isolation of the racist system in Southern Africa.
Numerous artists were targeted and pressured into not performing in South Africa or to apologize if they did visit the country under apartheid. A review of some of these struggles were presented on the