My story about Jonathan Ward’s “Opika Pende” comp for Dust-to-Digital aired on “The World” today. Didn’t know it was airing until Jonathan wrote me. I just listened to the final mix of the story and realized two things:

1. I didn’t even scratch the surface (no pun intended).

2. I’m going to go listen to Opika Pende.

Much, much more at Ward’s awesome blog, Excavated Shellac.

Picture of African 78 from 'Opika Pende' liner notes

Picture of a 78 from ‘Opika Pende’ liner notes