K'LA City Jam Session: It's been a long time. It's been a long time comin'. The long awaited launch of the weekly East African hip hop podcast, featuring an interview with Kampala's finest DJ St. CA, will take place this Wednesday. Each week, it will feature 5 choice jams, and an interview with a local artist.
Where New Media Meets Africa: I'm finishing a fairly major piece this week. Here is the intro paragraph...
Young people in the United States are increasingly finding a renewed interest in Africa. This can be seen in increased travel to Africa, massive interest in campaigns like Save Darfur and Uganda-CAN. At the same time, these youth are increasingly consuming personal media; interactive websites like Facebook, blogs, vlogs and podcasts, as their main sources of information. One important question we need to ask is how do we harness the emerging power of personal media to give Americans a richer picture of the problems and opportunities in Africa, while also enticing them to contribute, coherently and effectively, to ending Africa's endemic problems.
Stay tuned, friends.