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  • blog June 22, 2016

    Brooklyn’s International African Arts Festival, July 1-4

    Now in its 45th year, the International African Arts Festival is a consistent staple in the Brooklyn summer calendar. This annual edition, presented July 1-4, remains true to the organizers’ roots in their local community, with four days of music, … Read more »

  • blog January 19, 2016

    Blitz the Ambassador Completes “Diasporadical Trilogía”

    Blitz the Ambassador is an extremely talented Ghanaian musician who has earned a reputation for blending hard-edged English-language hip-hop with classic West African popular music, mixing live band performances with samples of classic records. On his 2014 album Afropolitan Dreams, … Read more »

  • blog December 31, 2015

    Blitz the Ambassador Releases “A(wake)–Ballad for Tamir Rice”

    The Ghanaian-American hip-hop artist Blitz the Ambassador released a track called “A(wake)–Ballad for Tamir.” The song is a response to a grand jury’s Dec. 29 decision to not indict Timothy Loehmann, the Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old … Read more »

  • blog July 15, 2015

    Summer Festivals Around the Continent

    Summer concert season is in full swing here in New York and you can look back at our “Summer Concert Selects” for a full list of great shows happening in the area this summer. The rest of our continent has its own … Read more »

  • interview May 13, 2014

    Afropolitan Dreaming with Blitz The Ambassador

    Blitz the Ambassador is one of the leading voices in the growing movement connecting the classic sound of American hip-hop with stories and musical traditions of Africa and the African diaspora. The title of his new album, Afropolitan Dreams (released … Read more »

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