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  • program October 22, 2015

    Borderless Sounds: The New North Africa

    North African music receives very little coverage in the United States. There are no high-profile mixes of recent Tunisian underground dance music from hip DJs, and no young Algerian musicians with major distribution deals in the U.S. So we decided … Read more »

  • blog August 18, 2014

    Gnawa Reggae: A Primer

    Gnawa reggae is one of the exciting new styles that we’re featuring on our show, “Borderless Sounds: The New North Africa.” Much like raï’n’b, gnawa reggae is a hybrid genre that began among the North African communities of the French … Read more »

  • blog August 14, 2014

    Featured Artists: Borderless Sounds–The New North Africa

    In Afropop’s new program, “Borderless Sounds: The New North Africa,” we explore everything from the gleeful synths and Autotuning of raï’n’b to the m’rastas of Gnawa reggae and the mythology-based Berber metal scene. Here’s a more in-depth look at some … Read more »

  • feature May 27, 2014

    Guest Bloggers Around the World: Algerian Music Beyond Borders

    Afropop is pleased to unveil a new series of guest posts from bloggers around the world, offering coverage of music scenes by writers who know them best. Our first installment comes from Algeria, where Karim Meskia has written a guide to … Read more »

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