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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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