1FIRST WORLD MUSIC DOES NOT PROMOTE HIPHOP/RAP MUSIC. WE ALSO DO NOT PROMOTE MUSIC WHICH DENEGRATES PEOPLE WHETHER BECAUSE OF SEXUALITY, RELIGION, ETHNICITY, NATIONALITY ETC. WE ABSOLUTELY REJECT HOMOPHOBIA & MISOGYNY IN MUSIC.

2] FIRST WORLD MUSIC IS AN AFRICAN MUSIC PROGRAMME BROADCAST FROM NEW YORK ON TERRESTIAL RADIO WVKR 91.3 FM EVERY SUNDAY FROM 9PM TO MIDNIGHT.

3] OUR MISSION IS TO EXPOSE LISTENERS TO NEW & CLASSIC AFRICAN MUSIC, AS AN ALTERNATIVE [ALBEIT FOR ONLY 3 HOURS PER WEEK] TO THE VACUOUS, VAPID, FLUSHABLE FLOTSAM SO EASILY ACCESSIBLE ON COMMERCIAL RADIO.

4] WE AIM TO KEEP ALIVE TRADITIONAL GENRES BORN IN AFRICA WHICH YOUTH ARE IGNORING IN FAVOUR OF FOREIGN GENRES.

5] WE ALSO TAKE PLEASURE IN AIRING MODERN MUSIC, BASED IN TRADITION, WHICH SHOWS THAT SOME INTELLECTUAL ENERGY HAS BEEN EXPENDED TO RE-CONCEPTUALISE TRADITION.

6] WE AIM TO PROMOTE AFRICAN ARTISTS SO THAT THEY CAN BE RECOMPENCED FOR THE MUSIC WHICH THEY INVENTED. WE HOPE THAT BY AIRING THE MUSIC OF AFRICAN ARTISTS, SOME SMALL ROYALTIES WILL ACCRUE TO THEM WHICH WILL HELP THEM LIVE IN DIGNITY, CARE FOR THEIR FAMILIES & BUILD THEIR COMMUNITY.

7] WE AIM TO PROMOTE AFRICAN MUSIC MADE WITH AFRICAN INSTRUMENTS. WE ESCHEW THE BROADCAST OF SYNTHETIC MUSIC IN FAVOUR OF ORGANIC MUSIC MADE WITH REAL INSTRUMENTS.

8] UNLIKE OTHER AFRICAN MUSIC SHOWS, FIRST WORLD MUSIC IS COMMITTED TO THE IDEA OF REGULARLY INCLUDING THE MUSIC OF NORTH AFRICA ON IT'S PLAYLISTS. THIS IS OUR WAY OF PUTTING INTO PRACTICE OUR BELIEF THAT AFRICA IS INTEGRAL & INDIVISABLE.

9] FIRST WORLD MUSIC ROUTINELY INCLUDES AFRICAN MUSIC FROM THE AFRICAN DIASPORA ON THE PLAYLISTS. THESE ARE MUSICS FROM AFRICANS IN HAITI, BRASIL, COLUMBIA, PERU, CUBA ETC, WHOSE MUSIC HAS STILL RETAINED A GREAT AMOUNT OF AFRICAN ELEMNTS EVEN UP TO TODAY.

10] WE AIM TO PROMOTE THE REVOLUTIONARY IDEA OF SUPPORTING THE LEGAL PROCUCT OF ARTISTS BY BUYING LEGAL CDS AND DOWNLOADS.— WE DO NOT SUPPORT MUSIC PIRACY —

First World Music airs every Sunday from 9 PM to midnight on WVKR 91.3 FM
Listen online at www.wvkr.org