The term salsa africana
broadly refers to Latin inspired music performed by African musicians and Latin-based collaborations between African and Latin musicians. John Child's playlist includes a wide range of salsa africana
tracks recorded over the last 50 years that have been featured on the UK radio show Aracataca, which currently airs on the worldwide web from totallyradio.com
. Featured are salsa africana
pioneers like Le Grand Kallé and his African Team (featuring Cuban flutist Gonzalo Fernández), Laba Sosseh, Dexter Johnson (with the International Band and Monte Adentro), Amadou Balake and Gnonnas Pedro (both singing with Africando) through to modern proponents like Kékélé and Oumou Dioubaté.