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  • program November 24, 2016

    Afrobeats Comes to America

    Afrobeats is the new urban music of Africa. Not to be confused with the funky sound of the ‘70s in Nigeria (Afrobeat), Afrobeats (with an “s”) is 21st century dance pop, with a wide variety of programmed beats, rapping and … Read more »

  • blog July 31, 2015

    Sarkodie Headlines Afrobeats Showcase at the Apollo

    Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie is headlining a powerhouse lineup of Nigerian and Ghanaian stars at the Apollo Theater on Aug. 8. For several years now, Sarkodie has been one of Ghana’s biggest stars, with his massively successful releases blurring the lines … Read more »

  • blog April 9, 2014

    The 2014 Afropop (Un)official World Cup Album

    If sports are a metaphor for life, then the 2014 World Cup, held this summer in Brazil, is probably an extremely obvious metaphor for the socio-economic divides of contemporary Brazil. Preparation for the games has come at a high price … Read more »

  • blog November 19, 2013

    Five Musical Reasons Ghana Is Going to (Afropop’s) World Cup

    We at Afropop know very little about football (just enough to call it football, instead of the USA term ‘soccer’). We frankly have no idea why Ghana’s Black Stars are going to the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 despite … Read more »

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