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Video had a go but radio is still very much alive and kicking - and coming to you live and direct from Diesel Village in London this weekend. Diesel+Edun’s Studio Africa is being brought to life with a pop-up radio station featuring a whole host of musical stars in the mix, live in-store. Tune in for a world of kaleidoscopic beats from Glasgow’s Auntie Flo, a slice of DJ history from acclaimed disc jockey and writer Bill Brewster, and - fresh from rocking Boiler Room at Studio Africa’s London launch - an electrifying set of “Afro-grime” from Afrikan Boy.
Studio Africa radio schedule: Saturday 16th March
12pm - Auntie Flo
1pm - Africa Express
3pm - Dalston Oxfam Shop (Todd Hart)
4pm - Bill Brewster
5pm - DJ Shepdog
6pm - Afrikan Boy
Diesel+Edun’s Studio Africa pop-up radio weekend continues today with eight hours of non-stop sounds from, and inspired by, the continent. Get locked for the very best of Africa’s underground dance music scenes with BBC 1Xtra’s DJ Edu, explore musical detours with jazz saxophonist and rapper Soweto Kinch, and dig deep with a special cassette tape set from the wonderful blog/tape label Awesome Tapes From Africa.
Studio Africa radio schedule: Sunday 17th March
10am - DJ French Kiss
11am - Africa Express
12pm - DJ Edu
1pm - Afri-Kokoa (AJ & Baggy)
2pm - Soweto Kinch
3pm - Quinton Scott & Duncan Brooker (Strut Records)