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Are you a budding DJ? Have you got some DJ equipment at home? Can you spare 1 or 2 hours per week? Do you have an exciting idea for a show? Do you want to broadcast to a global audience?

Welcome to the wonderful world of African FM - your global African orientated online radio station. We've been in operation since 2001. In fact, we're one of the longest established Afri-centric global stations around!  Staffed completely by volunteer broadcasters - many with distinguished careers on radio stations all over the world, we bring the widest range of entertainment and news to the diaspora. We think we must be doing something right as we're the most popular African station on the world's number one radio player app - Tunein - with over 21,600 followers.  Add to that over 16,000 monthly listeners from over 150 countries - and now you begin to get the idea about our 'radio family'.  Why not join in the fun today !

Released in 1979, self-financed by loans from friends and allies, Mandinka Dong – The Mandinke Dance – is the genesis of Touré Kunda, the cornerstone of the band’s unique sound, at the crossroads of Disco, Funk, Pop, Reggae, Portuguese, Guinean, Cuban, Zairean, Mandinke and Soninke music.

Back in 1977, Paris France. Two brothers freshly arrived from Casamance, the Senegalese ‘Florida’, are living the tough immigrant experience. 
 Their plan: becoming pop stars. A challenge so ambitious it sounds like science fiction at the time: Bob Marley, Fela Kuti and a handful of others artists have started making waves in the Western world , but the rise of the Pan-African sound is still at an early stage. The Touré brothers have formed a band, written some songs, and start frequently playing their music live, to great effect, at an underground theatre called the Dunois in the 13th Parisian district. The hype starts spreading. A TV crew captures the scene. Right place, right time. Overcoming the odds, their parents’ ban on playing music (“a satanic activity”), the death of their brother and mentor Amadou (victim of a heart attack live on stage in 1983) and a stint in a Mauritanian prison, they will ultimately reach stardom a few years later under the name Touré Kunda (The Elephant Family).

A legendary 40-year career will follow: 16 albums released, millions of records sold, numerous world tours, awards and collabs with the likes of Manu Dibango, Talking Heads, Carlos Santana, Bill Laswell, Alpha Blondy, Bernie Worrel …  

With Mandinka Dong, Secousse and Hot Mule exhume an important chapter of the musical history of Senegal and France, to rediscover without restraint.

Mandinka Dong arrives on September 16 and is available to pre-order now

 

So we know you love Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family....to share jokes, to find long lost work colleagues, family or school friends.  But did you know that African FM has its own Facebook community? Did you know that thousands of listeners like you are online right now?

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  • Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.