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  • hip-deep August 31, 2017

    Shake It Fo Ya Hood: Bounce, New Orleans Hip-Hop

    New Orleans, Louisiana is home to some of America’s greatest musical traditions, and plays an outsized influence on the evolution of everything from jazz through to r&b, rock and funk. Today, the city is still legendary for its second line brass bands … Read more »

  • blog June 29, 2017

    Pride Month Playlist: Listening to Queer and Trans Artists Across the African Planet

    During LGBT Pride Month, Afropop has been celebrating queer and trans musicians throughout the African diaspora. This year, we’ve put together a playlist of some of the hottest and most influential artists who show us what it really means to … Read more »

  • blog January 2, 2017

    Fresh Cuts Vol. Two

    This is the second feature in a series we’re calling Fresh Cuts. It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists and everything in between. Today we’ve got a big lineup for you, … Read more »

  • blog August 29, 2015

    In Spite of Katrina: A Tribute to New Orleans, 10 Years On

    Given how intimately the name Katrina is tied to the subsequent devastation of New Orleans, it’s strange to remember that when the category three hurricane first made landfall, the city actually breathed a sigh of relief. The storm, which had originally looked … Read more »

  • blog December 18, 2014

    From Mannie Fresh to Sissy Nobby: NOLA Hip-Hop Archive Opens

    Anyone who has spent time studying American popular music knows the oversized shadow cast by New Orleans. From marching bands to jazz to r&b to funk to marching bands (again), the city’s musical community has been a tireless creative force … Read more »

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