Tag Archives: Nairobi

Bulb Records’ Pete Larson reemerges in Kenya with a renewed purpose… to help document and preserve the Nyatiti

My old friend and former bandmate, Pete Larson, moved to Kenya a few years back to oversee a number of public health related research projects. And, while there, he fell in love with the country’s culture and music. Now, like a good academic, he’s doing his best to document and preserve what he can, starting […]

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Announcing “Six Pack Songs Vol. 1” by Pete Larson

A few days ago, I told you that my old friend and former bandmate, Dr. Peter Larson, had announced that he would be launching a new record label in Kenya and releasing songs that he’d written for my Ypsilanti-based AM radio show, The Saturday Six Pack. Well, it looks as though he’s kept his word. […]

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Now recruiting for Team Satan in Malawi

A few years ago, I posted a short piece about the practice of witchcraft in the African nation of Malawi, and, as a result, every six months or so, I get a strange comment in my in-box. Here’s the most recent one. It comes from a man in Lilongwe, Malawi who wants my help “joining” […]

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Patricia Griffin on the business challenges and entrepreneurial opportunities of Africa

About a dozen years ago now, I had an opportunity to work on a project with a young, precocious engineering undergrad at the University of Michigan by the name of Patricia Griffin. Our lives have taken us in different directions over the course of past decade, but we’ve always done a pretty good job of […]

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