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Cool African Groove

Have a foot-tapping, hip-shaking start to your weekend by grooving to cool African rhythms brought to you by Cheryl Nomvula Mudawarima.

Airing time: Live - Fridays, 6pm

Have a foot-tapping, hip-shaking start to your weekend by grooving to cool African rhythms brought to you by Cheryl Nomvula Mudawarima.



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Duration: 00:58:35 | Date: 3 April, 2020

Live From Home

The current circumstances can't stop Cheryl and Vic. Here's their first show recorded from home.

Duration: 01:00:05 | Date: 27 March, 2020

Raising Spirits

Cool songs of faith and love, unity and encouragement

Duration: 01:00:14 | Date: 20 March, 2020

Our Own Mini WOMAD

We had our own mini WOMAD tonight.

Duration: 01:00:26 | Date: 13 March, 2020

World Africa Prayer Day

Cool African Groove this week features music from World Africa Prayer Day held in Zimbabwe a day to remind us of love peace & reconciliation even in times of adversity

Duration: 00:59:22 | Date: 6 March, 2020

African Dance Moves

Cheryl brings you the usual music from all over Africa and talks about the different dance moves popular in different countries.

Duration: 00:59:22 | Date: 28 February, 2020

Remembering Joseph Shabalala

Dedicated to the late Joseph Shahalala and his band Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Talked about the Mbube/Isicathamiya (stamping of feet dance) that the group does. RIP Joseph (died 11/2/2020)

Duration: 00:56:28 | Date: 22 February, 2020

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day - played love music (aka AFROBEAT) from all over Africa!!

Duration: 01:01:27 | Date: 14 February, 2020

National days

A variety of music with a bit of talk thrown in - this week, talking about national days of celebration (to mark Waitangi Day) .

Duration: 01:00:40 | Date: 7 February, 2020

A Cool Mix of Beats

A cool mix of beats to get you in the weekend mood: reggae, afro ghetto dance (Gafa dance), Kwaito dance and jive. Cheryl shares the story about Lucky Dube, a SA raggae maestro who was murdered in Jo'berg in 2007.

Duration: 00:59:26 | Date: 31 January, 2020

Party Time

It's Cheryl's birthday and she celebrates by sharing cool African grooves from Zimbabwe, Zulu and Nigeria

Duration: 00:59:24 | Date: 24 January, 2020


This show centres on the power of UBUNTU. Ubuntu is a South African word that includes the essential human virtues of humanity and compassion.

Duration: 00:58:42 | Date: 10 January, 2020


Cheryl is joined by a guest, Yeu, her niece visiting from Auckland. They chat about Christmas and New Year on their side and play some music from Kenya.

Duration: 00:53:23 | Date: 3 January, 2020


Duration: 00:59:16 | Date: 20 December, 2019