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Africa in America: Ladies’ Edition

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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 concert. Madagascar-born Razia introduces her new tri-continental CD, Akory. And Somi tells her story from her days as a Midwestern girl with African ancestry, to her musical career in New York, to her adventurous 18-month stay in Lagos, Nigeria, and her new album, The Lagos Music Salon. These stories and more in a music-packed hour of Afro-femininity!

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  • http://www.projecttroubador.org Eliot Osborn

    Lovely and informative, as always… Long time fan of Marie (loved the choice of vintage Zap Mama tracks) new to Razia and Somi, both of whom I found enchanting. As I spent many a year taking acoustic musicians from the US into african villages, I would add that wherever we went, women would always envelope us in song. A full salute to all of you, Banning, George and Sean… for focusing your considerable spotlight on their contributions to Afropop as it continues to reinvigorate and reimagine itself… Onward !

  • T

    yo AfroPopFreaks… need the bass players name! Manu Galu? she’s fast, she’s fresh!more info please! I beg u!

    • Afropop Worldwide

      The most recent commenter got it – her name is Manou Gallo. We’re glad you liked the program!

  • Leila M