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  • botb August 2, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Fela Kuti—20 Years After

    Aug. 2 marks the day Fela Anikulapo-Kuti died in 1997, at the age of 58. An African colossus, the controversial and always outspoken Nigerian musician/bandleader of Egypt 80, shook the earth with his music and messages, and in the past … Read more »

  • interview March 10, 2017

    The Francis Brothers: African Record Center

    Brooklyn, New York is a melting pot of many nationalities and cultures. There are also seemingly a million places that exhibit and pay homage to the history of these cultures. Tucked away in the heart of Prospect Lefferts Garden are … Read more »

  • blog February 23, 2017

    Reissued: African Vinyl Playlist

    We love the music on this week’s program Reissued: African Vinyl in the 21st Century SO much that we decided to give it to you in many forms as a playlist. Enjoy! YouTube: Spotify: Links to buy (mostly Bandcamp): Live with … Read more »

  • interview October 21, 2016

    Rab Bakari Decodes Afrobeats, Naija Pop and More

    Rab Bakari is one of a kind: producer, entrepreneur, DJ and artist agent. We first met during the research for Afropop’s 2013 Hip Deep in Ghana series. Rab had played a central role in the creation of the genre known … Read more »

  • 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 »

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