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The Live Pop-Up Radio Experience

Live from Brooklyn, it’s Afropop Worldwide! In collaboration with Brooklyn Internet radio station Stewart Avenue, Afropop invited New York-based artists from Africa and the diaspora to our office for a unique live broadcast on Sat., Feb. 11. In case you … Read more »

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Pedrito Martínez, in the foreground, playing at a ceremony. Photo: Petra Richterova.

A Conversation With Pedrito Martínez: Part One

Pedrito Martínez, the superstar New York-based percussionist and vocalist, talks with Ned Sublette and drum scholar Kenneth Schweitzer about how he got started in sacred and popular music in Havana, Cuba. Produced and hosted by Ned Sublette [Distributed 9/06/2016] (Photo … Read more »

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Blog A Few Words With Vieux Farka Touré
Blog Fresh Cuts, Vol. 5
Blog Ebo Taylor: Still Life in Highlife
Blog Transatlantic Magic: Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality At C’mon Everybody
Blog A Celebration of African Cuisine, For A Good Cause
Blog Salif Keita Live at New York’s Town Hall

Reviews »

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    Samba

    No one else sounds like Vieux Farka Touré, and Vieux never sounds like anyone else. His latest album, Samba, was recorded live in Woodstock, NY, to capture the energy the Malian guitar virtuoso exudes on stage. The results are a … Read more »

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    The Nile Project: Live in Boston

    The third U.S. tour by the shape-shifting, musical/environmental/activist phenomenon known as the Nile Project thrilled a packed house at the Somerville Theater in Boston on April 15. The concert, presented by World Music/CRASH Arts, came near the end of the … Read more »

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    Bennu

    Good music has the power to transport. Especially on the dance floor, the right soundtrack can make you close your eyes, leave everything behind and travel to new places. The new album Bennu from Wonderwheel delivers this type of experience. … Read more »

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    Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng

    This is the third album since Orchestra Baobab, the legendary Senegalese dance band—pioneers of the re-Africanization of Afro-Latin music in the 1970s—regrouped in 2002. But it’s been 10 years since their last album, so you could call this a third … Read more »

Samba

No one else sounds like Vieux Farka Touré, and Vieux never sounds like anyone else. His latest album, Samba, was recorded live in Woodstock, NY, to capture the energy the Malian guitar virtuoso exudes on stage. The results are a … Read more »

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