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  • program March 10, 2016

    Dancefloor Dynamite: Future Grooves Today

    Sometimes it’s hard to sit still in the Afropop office. The funkiest, most leg-shakingly infectious music blasts from our speakers on a regular basis. Impromptu dance demonstrations have been known to take place. It’s our mission to share this wealth … Read more »

  • review April 6, 2015

    Free Love

    It’s hard not to come in rooting for Fantasma on Free Love, the first album from the multifaceted South African group, but it’s also hard not to come away from it a bit confused. Over the course of the record’s 14 … Read more »

  • blog December 3, 2014

    Fantasma Unveils Supernatural “Eye of the Sun” Video

    South Africa seems to be the place these days for music that is at once seriously and hilariously (and all-around imaginatively) mystical. Fantasma fits into this vibe and soars above it on kaleidoscopic dragon wings. That’s not an image that’s … Read more »

  • hip-deep January 3, 2011

    The Cumbia Diaspora: From Colombia to the World

    Move over salsa and merengue – cumbia is the most popular music in Latin America. Today, cumbia is played from the borderlands of Texas down the spine of the Andes to the tip of Tierra del Fuego. In this Hip … Read more »

  • program January 1, 2011

    Afropop Soundsystem 5: Neo-Cumbia

    Afropop Worldwide presents a program all about the exciting and experimental music scene in Colombia today. A new generation of Colombian youth are delving into Afro-Colombian roots music, using traditional sounds as rich fodder for 21st-century experiments in global pop. … Read more »

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