My name is John Beadle and I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA. I have had an interest in African music going back almost 40 years. From 1985 to 2001 I hosted a one-hour radio program, "African Beat," on WYMS-FM in Milwaukee.
The music files posted on Likembe are intended to promote the appreciation of classic African music. This music is generally out-of-print or otherwise difficult to obtain on the open market. It is posted here out of love and respect for the music and the artists. You are strongly encouraged to support the musicians by buying the music. If you are an artist or label representative and would like your music to be removed, please email me and it will be taken down immediately.