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!
No Football for a year. I thought I’d just skip to the point and sort out the logistics and emotions of it afterward. There is a long list of penalties that Penn State was given by the NCAA, including major loss of scholarships, a $60 million fine, and forfeiting all the wins the program had since 1998 (the year Joe Paterno was allegedly told about the sexual assaults and did not do anything about it). The only penalty that is fair, and that Penn State should have imposed upon itself, was a suspension of the football program for one year, and paying all of the salaries and lost profits to ancillary companies and people who would lose money from their being no football in Happy Valley.
From the beginning, the position of almost everyone who has tried to come to the defense of Penn State has been disturbing. The question they pose is, “How do we balance the concerns of the victims of this heinous crime with the maintenance of the storied Penn State football program?”. Who cares about the Penn State football program!? From Jay Paterno, to Franco Harris and back again, their concern is keeping their football program together, and preserving the legacy that Joe Paterno … Continue Reading