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artist: Artists Gyedu Blay Ambolley

  • program May 12, 2016

    Afropop Live Highlights

    Afropop is proud to present live recordings of some of the most glorious moments in musical history: the New York debut of South Africa’s Mahotella Queens in 1987; Thomas Mapfumo with his mbira-heavy Blacks Unlimited in New York in 1991; … Read more »

  • program August 6, 2015

    The Podcast Special!

    Afropop launched a new and improved podcast, making your favorite world-spanning radio show available in a whole new way. To celebrate, we’ve put together a show featuring some of our favorite moments from the podcast. Previously available only online, these … Read more »

  • program July 25, 2014

    Afropop Live 2013 Highlights

    Over the course of 2013, Afropop’s producers recorded more great live music than we’ve managed to place in shows–until now. This program features ear candy from Ghana—Gyedu Blay Ambolley live in Accra, and palm wine guitar innovator Kyekyeku; live tracks … Read more »

  • interview July 5, 2013

    Ebo Taylor, Part 1: Highlife and Afro-Funk

    While in Ghana in the spring of 2013, the Afropop team spent a number of days with legendary composer, arranger, guitarist, and bandleader Ebo Taylor. Still active—very active!—at 77, Ebo gave us an education on highlife and Afro-funk, a genre … Read more »

  • blog April 24, 2013

    Accra 2013 Journal: First Two Nights

    Plenty jetlag on arrival in hot, happening Accra!  But a quick plunge in the ocean, a plate of local fish, and a tall Star beer, and we were ready to go to work for Afropop’s Hip Deep adventure in Ghana.  … Read more »

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