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  • blog March 14, 2017

    New Sounds and Next Steps for SXSW: ContraBanned Showcase

    South by Southwest (SXSW), an annual festival and conference in Austin, TX for the film, interactive media and music industries, celebrates its 30th year March 13-19, 2017. Always a benchmark event for national and international music scenes, SXSW this year … Read more »

  • program June 2, 2016

    Three Survivors: Paulo Flores, Emmanuel Jal, Lágbájá

    We profile three African musicians who have created significant careers in the face of daunting challenges in their countries. Paulo Flores, champion of semba and kizomba in Angola, came of age in the midst of that country’s long post-independence civil … Read more »

  • interview August 11, 2015

    Emmanuel Jal: Between Che and Gandhi

    Emmanuel Jal is a South Sudanese rapper with a story from hell. A child soldier who fled the conflict that split Sudan into two countries, Jal emerged from his tribulations in 2004 with his first album, Gua, and gained international … Read more »

  • blog July 9, 2015

    Emmanuel Jal: In Recognition of the Fourth Anniversary of South Sudan

    Once a child soldier, Emmanuel Jal knows firsthand what it is like to grow up in a war-torn country. A writer, public speaker and hip-hop artist, Jal has relayed his experiences, in his own words, as a “war child.” Today … Read more »

  • blog June 1, 2015

    Afropop Summer Concert Selects!

    During the summer,  New York shrugs off its vicious winter, and… transforms into a tropical city. And while it can be kind of sweaty and though it doesn’t always smell great, New York more than makes up for it with … Read more »

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