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  • blog May 9, 2016

    Concert Review: Fatoumata Diawara at the Schomburg Center in Harlem

    Fatoumata Diawara lives in many worlds, a free soul defying the restraints that hold so many down. She fluidly moves between emotions and states of being, but her warm, radiant undercurrent never fades. She sings soaring, hopeful songs in opposition … Read more »

  • blog March 14, 2016

    Photo Essay: MASA Festival in Abidjan, Part Five

    This report brings you scenes from around Abidjan for a change of pace and to give context to the festival experience, taken on this trip and a previous one. Abidjan has a striking visual presence molded by the Ebrié Lagoon, … Read more »

  • blog March 12, 2016

    Photo Essay: MASA Festival in Abidjan, Part Four

    At the Palais de la Culture, Wed., March 9—The opportunity to hear groups led by jazz masters Ray Lema and Paco Séry filled the Salle Lougah Francois with anticipation, and the musicians delivered magnificent music, unfortunately after a long delay … Read more »

  • blog January 28, 2016

    Africa Meets India in Brooklyn

    Already home to Clocktower Radio—which broadcasts the unparalleled Brazilian music show “Sonoridad”—Pioneer Works in Brooklyn is adding another massive feather to its musical cap: a three-month residency of African and Indian musical collaboration. The Indian classical music collective Brooklyn Raga … Read more »

  • program January 28, 2016

    Africa in America: Ladies’ Edition

    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 … Read more »

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