In this episode Kwasi brings back Dutty Bookman to discuss the movement he has helped dub as the Reggae Revival after a panel at SXSW 2027. He also speaks to Koro Fyah of the Bevel Rock camp about his ABC’s at SXSW as well. Bomani interviews the founder of the Uganda’s Bavubuka Foundation, Babaluku, and their chief archivist Gilbert Daniels about Hip-Hop in Uganda and the Lugaflow movement. Bomani and Kwasi also discuss spirituality in independent music, and how the community discusses things like sin. A must listen!
Check out my short review of Nick Sarillo’s book “A Slice of the Pie” as well as Dr. Jones’ interview with Nick on The Even Place. This is a great book for people who own or manage a small business!
One of my most rewarding and important experiences as a young adult was working at an African American bookstore chain, run like a close-knit family. The first day on the job the owner, knowing most retail employees are usually just passing through, gave me a copy of The Mis-education of the Negro by Carter Woodson, and let me see a copy of the lease so I would know what to look for when one day I opened my own business. The business was built around a culture of black education and financial empowerment, and used every opportunity to reiterate to all the employees and the community. The owners of this store have figured out in the 90’s what Nick Sarillo calls in his new book “High performance culture”, and I had been fortunate to see it in action.
Nick Sarillo and his family restaurant ‘Nick’s Pizza and Pub” has similarly…
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