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  • viv May 23, 2016

    Voices in Vinyl: Afro-Turkish Tales

    Before dashing from my hotel to continue the endless explorations available in the great city of Istanbul, I left time each day for my morning ritual with the older woman who cleaned my room. This short, broad-shouldered lady was a … Read more »

  • interview April 7, 2016

    San Francisco: Afropop By the Bay, Back in the Day…

    The Afropop Worldwide program “San Francisco: Afropop By the Bay” tells the unlikely story of how a quorum of superb African musicians—from Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa—landed in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s and early ‘80s. These … Read more »

  • blog December 29, 2015

    West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song Exhibit at the British Library, London

    The British Library is the largest library in the world, according to the number of items in its catalogue, and was initially established as a wing of the British Museum. It occupies a massive public space in the heart of … Read more »

  • blog October 15, 2014

    Happy Birthday Fela! Five Classic Non-Classics

    Fela Anikulapo Kuti would have been 76 today. The Nigerian master-musician died of AIDS in 1997, but his legacy is on the rise. Both of his sons, Femi and Seun Kuti, enjoy international fame, and thanks to the Afrobeat revival … Read more »

  • blog August 4, 2014

    Finding Fela: The Film No Afrobeat Fan Can Miss

    Finding Fela, a documentary film that opened in New York and other cities on Aug. 1, is an instant classic in the world of popular music documentaries.  No African musician can boast a story to top Fela’s, and it’s hard … Read more »

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