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  • blog February 24, 2014

    Afropop Premiere: Habib Koite, “Balontan”

    Afropop is thrilled to be premiering “Balontan,” a new track by Habib Koité, from his new  album, Soô. Soô, which translates to “home” in English, promises to be an album that will celebrate the diversity of Koité’s Malian homeland, incorporating … Read more »

  • program March 14, 2012

    Scenes from Mali and Senegal

    Scenes from Mali & Senegal Two favorite Afropop destinations are Mali and Senegal. We have enjoyed the active club scene in Senegal and marveled at the powerhouse singing of Thione Seck and other local stars. We have ventured to Timbuktu … Read more »

  • hip-deep December 3, 2011

    Mali: Ancient Empires to Multi-Cultural Democracy

    Momentous recent events in Mali—a coup, Tuareg rebellion, the imposition of Shariah law, 200,000 refugees—have challenged Malians’ pride in their multi-ethnic coexistence. This program takes a step back to look at the sweep of Mali’s history—from the ancient time of … Read more »

  • interview March 23, 2011

    Habib Koite, Afel Bocoum and Oliver Mtukudzi – 2011

    The 2011 edition of Africa Acoustic has been on tour in March and April. It features Habib Koite and Afel Bocoum of Mali, and Oliver Mtukudzi of Zimbabwe, and five support musicians from their bands. Banning Eyre caught up with … Read more »

  • program March 23, 2011

    21st Century Troubadours

    Explore the art of the 21st Century Troubadours! On this feature we zoom in on the music of Vusi Mahlasela, Joan Soriano, Johnny Clegg, Paul Simon and the three amazing musicians who are touring North America with the concert “Acoustic … Read more »

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