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  • blog August 15, 2016

    Photo Essay: Mbongwana Star, Batida, Young Paris

    On a sweltering Sunday, Aug. 14 in Manhattan, another fine lineup of African music acts raised spirits at Central Park SummerStage. This time the focus was Congo and Angola. Young Paris, a young rapper/singer/dancer/bandleader–out of Hudson, NY but with family … Read more »

  • blog June 17, 2016

    Afropop’s Summer 2016 Concert Guide

    6/24: 6:30 p.m. ¡Cubanismo! / Ricardo Lemvo – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival 6/28: 6:30 p.m. Septeto Santiaguero – Midsummer Night Swing 7/3: 2 p.m. King Sunny Adé/Orlando Julius – SummerStage 7/15: 7:30 p.m. Hakim/Krar Collective – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival 7/17: … Read more »

  • blog May 5, 2016

    Central Park Summerstage 2016 Lineup Announced

    Seems like this time every year New Yorkers find themselves yearning for summer to finally come and release us from a spring that’s as cool, wet and gray as a cinderblock wall. It’ll happen, everyone, take heart; soon we’ll all … Read more »

  • interview April 15, 2016

    Vincent Kenis Interviewed: Konono No. 1 Meets Batida

    We’ve been following the excellent tradi-modern Congolese group Konono No. 1. since their debut record in 2004 on Crammed Discs. Vincent Kenis is a Belgian producer who brought this excellent group to international attention to Konono No. 1 and the … Read more »

  • blog March 31, 2016

    Exclusive! New Track by Konono No. 1

    Fans of electrified lamellophones rejoice: Konono No. 1 has another album coming out and you can hear a track from it right now. The track is called “Tokolanda” and if it’s any indication, the Congolese group’s next album, Konono No.1 … Read more »

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