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  • feature September 28, 2017

    Fuji-Juju Chronicles

    It is fair to say that the original inspiration for Afropop Worldwide came from Nigerian juju music, specifically when King Sunny Ade and his African Beats toured the United States in the early 1980s. KSA’s lengthy, unraveling shows featured some … Read more »

  • blog January 31, 2017

    Dispatch From Nigeria #3: Digging Into the Fuji Scene

    Banning Eyre and Sean Barlow are currently in Lagos, Nigeria researching the vibrant music scene for Afropop Worldwide‘s Hip Deep series. Here’s their latest field report. LAGOS, Nigeria, Feb. 1–Busy few days since we last posted. We interviewed one of … Read more »

  • blog December 25, 2016

    Photo Essay: Afropolitan Vibes Festival in Lagos

     Afropop Worldwide attended the debut Afropolitan Vibes Music Festival held in Freedom Park, Lagos, Nigeria on Dec. 16-17, produced by Nigerian-German musician, music and film producer Ade Bantu and a dedicated team. Building on a successful monthly concert series, Afropolitan Vibes … Read more »

  • interview May 6, 2016

    MASA Featured Interview: Ade Bantu

    Afropop Worldwide producer Sean Barlow spoke with Ade Bantu, the founder and lead singer of the group Bantu based in Lagos, Nigeria. This is part one of a two-part interview. Sean Barlow: Ade, welcome to Afropop Worldwide. Please introduce yourself. … Read more »

  • program May 5, 2016

    Afropop Travels to Abidjan for the 2016 MASA Festival

    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 … Read more »

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