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  • program October 22, 2015

    Borderless Sounds: The New North Africa

    North African music receives very little coverage in the United States. There are no high-profile mixes of recent Tunisian underground dance music from hip DJs, and no young Algerian musicians with major distribution deals in the U.S. So we decided … Read more »

  • blog August 18, 2014

    Gnawa Reggae: A Primer

    Gnawa reggae is one of the exciting new styles that we’re featuring on our show, “Borderless Sounds: The New North Africa.” Much like raï’n’b, gnawa reggae is a hybrid genre that began among the North African communities of the French … Read more »

  • blog August 14, 2014

    Featured Artists: Borderless Sounds–The New North Africa

    In Afropop’s new program, “Borderless Sounds: The New North Africa,” we explore everything from the gleeful synths and Autotuning of raï’n’b to the m’rastas of Gnawa reggae and the mythology-based Berber metal scene. Here’s a more in-depth look at some … Read more »

  • blog July 17, 2012

    Nuits D’Afriques: 26 Years of Afro-bliss in Montreal

    It’s summer in Montreal and once again African music is in the air. Twenty-six years ago, a young nightclub owner from Guinea–Lamine Touré–and a small team of African music enthusiasts mounted the first Nuits d’Afrique festival on a single stage, … Read more »

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