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Afropop Live Highlights


Afropop is proud to present live recordings of some of the most glorious moments in musical history: the New York debut of South Africa’s Mahotella Queens in 1987; Thomas Mapfumo with his mbira-heavy Blacks Unlimited in New York in 1991; Youssou N’Dour performing his international hit “Set”; the king of rai, Khaled, in a blistering set at Central Park SummerStage; the gorgeous classic Khartoum sound of Abdel Gadir Salim in London; the stadium-filling soukous party singer Kanda Bongo Man; Afro-jazz sax maestro Gyedu Blay Ambolley live in Accra, and the awesome Kenyan dance band Simba Wanyika. Produced by Sean Barlow.

Thomas Mapfumo 1: The War Years

Thomas Mapfumo 2: The Mugabe Years

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Youssou N’Dour Live in New York


The Story of Rai

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