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  • blog August 30, 2016

    One Africa Music Fest: Showcasing the Rise of Afrobeats

    Powerful new winds are blowing through the world of African music. Publications from the Washington Post to Fader to the Village Voice are heralding the rise of current African pop music—Afrobeats, and especially Naija pop—in American mainstream culture. There’s plenty … Read more »

  • blog June 28, 2016

    Preview: One Africa Music Fest

    The style known as Afrobeats could hardly be in a more healthy position these days. With domestic consumption on the continent and across the diaspora booming, the infectious West African pop concoction has caught the attention of a number of … 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 March 15, 2016

    Afropop Exclusive Mix: DJ Dakar Presents Naija Pop

    Rejoice! The Afropop exclusive mix series has returned. This time, DJ Dakar has put together a fantastic mix of some of the latest and most electrifying Naija hits for us. Naija, or Afrobeats, as it is sometimes called, is Nigeria’s infectious … Read more »

  • blog February 18, 2015

    Field Report: In Accra, Ghana, Five Pop Songs That Won’t Quit

    Our producer Morgan Greenstreet just spent a few months traveling through Ghana, Togo and Benin. For the edification of our hips and ears, he has selected five songs that are currently extremely popular in Accra, Ghana, and beyond. They  are not necessarily … Read more »

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