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  • blog November 23, 2016

    Playlist: Afrobeats Comes to America

    Flavour Everyone know’s Flavour’s 2005 hit “Nwa Baby (Ashawo)” but he’s been cooking up a different flavor of a hit lately. Stonebwoy One of the most vocal proponents of dancehall in Ghana, Stonebwoy is making waves globally. Wizkid He changed the … Read more »

  • blog October 27, 2016

    One Africa Music Fest, Houston Edition: Photo Essay

    Houston, Texas has one of the largest populations of Nigerians in the United States, which makes it the perfect city for the second show in the One Africa Music Fest concert brand. The first show kicked off in July at the Barclays Center … Read more »

  • 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 »

  • hip-deep August 20, 2015

    Hip Deep Ghana 2: 21st Century Accra From Gospel to Hiplife

    Hiplife, a fusion of hip-hop and highlife, has come of age, spawning subgenres tilting to roots culture, international rap, and boldly humorous satire, not to mention azonto, a dance craze that has rocketed to global renown in just over a … 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 »

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