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Africa in America: Ladies’ Edition

Afropop’s occasional series on African music made in America continues with a focus on three remarkable women. Marie Daulne, founder of the genre-bending vocal group Zap Mama, collaborates with New York Afrobeat band Antibalas, and we hear them live in … Read more »

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    Next Stop Soweto Vol. 4 ,,,

    We hold these truths to be self-evident: that there was (and is) more great South African music than it could ever be possible to listen to, that a great deal of it is rhythmically mindblowing, in that super-distinctive four-on-the-floor-that-still-swings South … Read more »

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    Three Masters Remembered in Box Sets ,,

    Three terrific new box sets have hit the market this year, each illuminating the life and music of a truly original and deeply memorable artist. In Ghana in the 1950s, trumpeter and bandleader E.T. Mensah became an architect and leading … Read more »

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    Kafundó Vol. 2: Roots and Bass Music from Brazil

    Among the many things you can say about music, describing it as “electronic” and or “Brazilian” will tell you less about what it actually sounds like than just about any other descriptor you can think of. So let’s get this … Read more »

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    Branches of the Same Tree

    Veteran Ghanaian reggae musician and roots rocker Rocky Dawuni has always been interested in cross-cultural connections, both in his music and in his activism. His latest album is titled Branches of the Same Tree, and again and again, Dawuni finds … Read more »

Next Stop Soweto Vol. 4 ,,,

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that there was (and is) more great South African music than it could ever be possible to listen to, that a great deal of it is rhythmically mindblowing, in that super-distinctive four-on-the-floor-that-still-swings South … Read more »

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