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  • review May 17, 2017

    Build Music

    Janka Nabay’s first international release, En Yay Sah, came out on Luaka Bop in 2012. It was a revelation of the power of Janka’s simple, trance-inducing music to connect with U.S. and European audiences who had no context for traditional … Read more »

  • blog January 12, 2017

    APAP Showcase Marathon

    When the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) convenes in New York each year, one of the goals is to decide who will be performing on North American festival stages in the coming season. An influx of independent musicians, many … Read more »

  • blog August 25, 2015

    Tal National and the Bubu Gang: High Energy Afro-Rock at Poisson Rouge

    High-energy African music went down at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge club on Aug. 19. Sierra Leone’s Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang kicked things off with a relentless set of electro-trance music in the style Nabay has created out … Read more »

  • blog June 25, 2013

    Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang at Tropicalia, Washington D.C.

    Afropop co-presents Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang, performing this friday 11pm, at the Tropicalia Club in Washington D.C.! Janka Nabay is known as the King of bubu music, an ancient traditional music of the Temne people of Sierra Leone. He … Read more »

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