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The Money Show

Every day, money changes hands in Ghanaian cedi, South African rand, and Brazilian real as music is created, traded, performed, purchased and pirated. In this episode we look at the business side of African music, through a series of vignettes … Read more »

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Salaam, Amani, Peace: Festivals in Goma, DR Congo

In a context of ongoing violence and N.G.O. intervention in Eastern Congo, a festival culture is emerging based on the concept of “peace-building” through the arts. With the guidance of professor Chérie Ndaliko and local artists, we explore the ways … Read more »

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Blog Desert Blues: Rokia Traoré at NYC’s Symphony Space  
Blog Tiken Jah Fakoly Shares Message of African Unity
Blog Happy Birthday Pépé Kallé
Blog Fidel Castro and the Africa Connection
Blog Bilal at the Highline Ballroom Nov. 30
Blog Playlist: Afrobeats Comes to America

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    Heritage

    Richard Bona’s music is as well-traveled as the man himself. For his latest record, Heritage, the New Yorker-by-way-of-Paris-and-Cameroon plays with a group called Mandekan Cubano. The album, released by Quincy Jones’ Qwest Records, explores the verdant and vast world of … Read more »

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    El Corredor del Jaguar

    For lovers of forward-thinking music rooted in South American traditions, Brooklyn-based record label Names You Can Trust continues to live up to its title and provide a high-quality platform for musicians from countries such as Colombia, Brazil and Argentina to … Read more »

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    Look South (EP)

    Based in Algeria, the El Foukr R’Assembly  is a rarity among North African bands in that they really take their “Africanness” seriously. Where many in this part of the continent identify more with their Arabian than their sub-Saharan neighbors, this … Read more »

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    Madjafalao

    Don’t bother the Tout Puissant Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou with any questions about whether it’s “better to burn out or fade away.” Nearly 50 years into their career, the Benin band is back with another new album, driven by the … Read more »

Heritage

Richard Bona’s music is as well-traveled as the man himself. For his latest record, Heritage, the New Yorker-by-way-of-Paris-and-Cameroon plays with a group called Mandekan Cubano. The album, released by Quincy Jones’ Qwest Records, explores the verdant and vast world of … Read more »

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