© 2024 The Duluth-Superior Area Educational Television Corporation (WDSE)

The North 103.3 FM is licensed to The Duluth-Superior Area Educational Television Corporation (WDSE)
Same format, new name.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Every Wednesday at 4pm the North 103.3 highlights global artists during Northland Afternoon

World Music Wednesday: Ibibio Sound Machine

Simon Webb

World Music Wednesday is a new weekly segment on The North 103.3 FM. Every Wednesday at 4pm on Northland Afternoon, we will feature a brand new release or a significantly important past work from our vast library of music from around the world.

Support for World Music Wednesday comes from Simply Ballroom in Duluth's Craft District. https://www.simplyballroom.com/duluth

This week's World Music Artist Spotlight is Ibibio Sound Machine.

Formed in London in 2010, and fronted by Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine is an eight-piece band whose music is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West-African funk & disco and modern post-punk & electro.

The name of the band itself finds influence from Eno Williams' mother, whose native tongue was Ibibio. While Williams was born in London, she spent most of her childhood in Nigeria with the rest of her family.

Her mother often recounted numerous folk and children's stories from her own heritage and passed them on to her daughter. Williams took this inspiration and crafted lyrics from these sources and married them to modern themes

Ibibio Sound Machine have released four studio albums. Their most recent, Electricity, was produced by Hot Chip and released on Merge Records.

www.ibibiosoundmachine.com

Shane German comes to the North 103.3 via community radio station WYCE in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he was the Music Director for 6 years. He's excited to explore a new city, and new terrain - and to engage with a new community.
Related Content