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  • program September 7, 2017

    Podcast Special: Closeup #1

    To celebrate the launch of the second season of the Afropop Closeup podcast, this special radio program features some of the stories from the inaugural season. We’ll hear about the plight of Haitian radio stations in New York; the story … Read more »

  • blog July 12, 2016

    Mabiisi: Accra Sessions Photo Essay

    This week, in the second episode of our new Afropop Closeups podcast series, we hear the story of a boundary-breaking collaboration between rapper Art Melody from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and kologo player Stevo Atambire from the north of Ghana, known … Read more »

  • blog December 18, 2015

    Kaleidoscoping With KRS-One: Art Melody’s “Wagare Hip-Hop” Video

    Boisterous Burkinabe rapper Art Melody has put out a video for “Wagare Hip-Hop,” a sharp, aggressive track from his new album Moogho, released on Akwaaba/Tentacule Records earlier this year. This song turns a spotlight on music promoters and businessmen in Burkina … Read more »

  • review October 30, 2015


    Moogho translates as “world” in Mooré, the language of the Mossi people of Burkina Faso. That sounds like the right title for an album from the Ouagadougou-based rapper Art Melody, with beats by producers from France, Réunion, Finland, Poland and the U.S., co-released … Read more »

  • blog October 26, 2015

    Afropop Premiere: Art Melody’s “Karong Korogo”

    We are excited to premiere “Karong Korogo,” the second track off Burkinabe rapper Art Melody’s forthcoming album Moogho, out Oct. 30 on Akwaaba Music. The track opens like a surprise attack, with Art Melody’s characteristic growly voice rap-singing in Mooré … Read more »

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