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Shortly after the release of my first novel, Chris Allen of CKUA invited me on to his show for one of the most thoughtful discussions I've ever had the pleasure of having about my work.




Zuhura Swaleh + Maulidi Musical Party * Darling, You Trouble Me
Fugees * The Score * Killing Me Softly
Tony Allen + Eska * Home Cooking * What's Your Fashion
Public Enemy * How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul??? * Long and Whining Road
Martina Topley-Bird * Quixotic * Too Tough to Die
Toumani Diabate (Mali) * Africa Fete ’99 * Yiriba
The Wailers * Bob Marley Collection * Fussin' And Fightin'
Cesaria Evora (Cape Verde) * Club Sodade * Angola (Bateau Ivre Rework by Pepe Bradock)
M'Mah Sylla (Guinean) * Au Coeur De Paris * Salaya
Ella Fitzgerald * For the Love of Ella Fitzgerald - Ballads & Blues * Blues In The Night (My Momma Done Tol' Me) *
Asheru + Blue Black of the Unspoken Heard * 48 Months * Dream Birth
Aswad * Live and Direct * African Children
Albert King * Albert King * Born Under A Bad Sign
Leon + Eric Bibb * Praising Peace: A Tribute to Paul Robeson * Motherless Child
Pharoahe Monch + Erykah Badu * Desire * Hold On
Steel Pulse * African Holocaust * Born Fi Rebel
Larry Young * Mothership * Visions
Stella Chiweshe * Double Check – CD2 (Classic Hits) * Vana Vako Vopera
The Staple Singers * Bealtitude * Who?
Ba Cissoko (Guinea) * Sabolan * Mamaya
Miriam Makeba * Africa * Kwazulu (In The Land Of The Zulus)


Ba Cissoko * Sabolan * Kounkouré
Jeru tha Damaja * The Sun Rises in the East * Aint the Devil Happy?
Femi Kuti * Shoki Shoki Remixed (CD2) * Eregele (Seven Dub Mix)
Lee Scratch Perry * From the Secret Laboratory * I Got the Groove
Gang Starr * Step in the Arena * Execution of a Chump
Iswhat?! * The Life We Chose * Ill Biz
The Wailers * The Bob Marley Collection * Soul Rebel
Nahawa Doumbia * Musique du Mali * Nyama Tutu
Oumou Sangaré * Ko Sira * Nawo Nawo
Harry Belafonte * Abraham, Martin and John * My Lord, What a Morning
Souljah Fyah * Souljah Fyah * One Time
Akrobatik * Balance * Time
Linton Kwesi Johnson * Independant Intavenshan * Time Come
Cassandra Wilson * Traveling Miles * Time After Time
Miriam Makeba * South African Legends * Umhome (Jazz version)
Junior Walker & The All Stars * The All-Star Collection * Walk in the Night
Zap Mama * Sabsylma * Locklat Africa
Miles Davis + Gil Evans * Sketches of Spain * Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio)
Olu DaraIn the World from Natchez to New York * Natchez Shopping Blues


Argan * Berberism * Anouach
Alozade * Martial Arts, Part 2 * Jamaica
Neneh Cherry * Man * Woman
Zap Mama * Ancestry in Progress * Wadiyusay?
Mad Professor * Afrocentric Dub (Black Liberation) * Afrocentric Dub
Public Enemy * Slamjamz.com * Do You Wanna Go Our Way? (23 Skidoo Remix)
Harry Belafonte * Abraham, Martin + John * Abraham, Martin + John
Dennis Brown * Words of Wisdom * Black Liberation
Miriam Makeba * Out of South Africa * African Sunset
Black Thought, Common et al * The Hurricane * Hurricane
Super Rail Band de Bamako * Kongo Sigui * Kongo Sigui
Albert King * The Very Best of Albert King * Don’t Throw Your Love on Me So Strong
Horace Andy + U Roy * Serious Matter * Bass Power
Shannon * Let the Music Play
Miles Davis * Aura * Blue
Malcolm X * Words from the Frontlines * I’m a Field Negro
Gimba * Angola 70s * Otjikenlu Ya Yndunduma
Tony Allen * Home Cooking * Home Cooking
Phyllis Hyman * The Legacy of Phyllis Hyman * In a Sentimental Mood
King Sunny Ade * Aura * Oremi
LKJ * In Dub * Cultural Dub
Quincy Jones * Mellow Madness * Mellow Madness
Steel Pulse * African Holocaust * Darker Than Blue
Abdel Gadir Salim * Stars at Night * A Passer-By


Prior to this episode the programme was called *The Phantom Pyramid* which had run on CJSR FM88 since 1995, which was itself the successor to my three-year run on *The United Nation of Hip Hop*. In 2004, DJ Bongbiemi the Original Tribesman and I merged our programmes (his was called *Asiko Africa*). The first theme was cooking... and I cook in real-time from my own kitchen during the episode.