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Food For Thought with Tunde Wey & Hair Wars with Hump the Grinder + Music from Hendrix, Marley, Radiohead & More!

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Blackness In America’ Explores Race With Food & ‘Hair Wars’ Turns 33! Plus Music from Fela, Marley, Radiohead & More!

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Travis Wtight

New Orleans by way of Detroit by way of Lagos, Nigeria, Tunde Wey is a writer, cook and cultural instigator who’s taking his pop-up restaurant on the road. Sponsored by OKAY Africa, his From Lagos restaurant concept is traveling to cities across the country as the “Blackness in America” dinner series. We’ll hear what Wey hopes to accomplish with the event and hear some afrobeat jams from Lagos … and Ann Arbor (yes, really).  

David “Hump the Grinder” Humphries has been producing an event called Hair Wars for 33 years. We’ll catch up with the man himself and listen to music from some of music’s most iconic hair-dos, including hits from Little Richard and Bob Marley, but also a deep-cut Jimi Hendrix cover of a Muddy Waters jam. 


Catch a preview of Hair Wars with Hump the Grinder and featured designers at the upcoming Framed by WDET exhibit titled “Hair Capital of the World.” Take in audio stories from Shannon Cason and photography of Detroit’s barbershop culture by artist Justin Milhouse the Artist Village Detroit, April 14th, 2016. 

Justin Milhouse / Framed by WDET

Plus, we gave away tickets to see Sigur Ros and Explosions in the Sky, so we played a couple cuts form those bands and threw in a classic Radiohead cut for good measure. 


Travis Wright, Host, CultureShift

Bringing a voice balanced by humble humor and clever cultural insight to WDET’s afternoon airwaves.

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