Georges and Sean head to Abidjan, the commercial and artistic center of Côte d’Ivoire, to cover the 2016 edition of MASA, perhaps the biggest arts festival of its kind on the continent. Over the course of a week, six acts performed on each of three stages every night. And we knew hardly any of them: That’s exactly the point! Many of these emerging artists have not toured outside the continent yet. You’ll hear concert highlights from Zeynab (Benin), Bella Mondo (Côte d’Ivoire), BANTU (Nigeria), Ile Aiye (Brazil), Charlotte Dipanda, Mingus Group (Mozambique), Ray Lema (Congo), Paco Séry (Côte d’Ivoire), Soum Bill (Côte d’Ivoire). Produced by Sean Barlow and Georges Collinet.