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  • blog October 31, 2016

    On the Scene in Casablanca

    Currently, cities throughout Morocco are filled with protesters. These are the largest and most widespread protests in Morocco since the February 20 movement, which coincided with the Arab Spring that spread throughout North African and the Middle East in 2011. … Read more »

  • 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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