Sunday Feature: The Kershaw Tapes: Andy's Kitchen and On the Road in Africa

Sunday Feature: The Kershaw Tapes: Andy's Kitchen and On the Road in Africa

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Summary

During the 1980s, DJ Andy Kershaw travelled around Africa and the Americas searching out great music and taping it on his Walkman Pro, a new broadcast-quality cassette recorder that was bringing about a revolution in mobile recording. He also used it to capture his celebrated Kitchen Sessions, held in his small flat in Crouch End. In the first of two features, Andy delves into his boxes of cassettes and brings us music from his journeys in Africa - including his encounters with the then-unknown Ali Farka Toure, and the vibrant music scene of the newly-independent Zimbabwe - plus Kitchen Sessions from Cajun musicians Eddie Lejeune and DL Menard, also American singing legends Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore.

Cast & Crew

Producer Roger Short
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