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  • blog August 12, 2015

    Tal National Ticket (and Drink) Giveaway!

    [Photo by Bill Farrington] If you like to dance and see incredible guitar playing, you’ll want to catch Tal National when they return to New York for a concert at Le Poisson Rouge on Aug. 19. Tickets are now on sale … Read more »

  • blog September 15, 2014

    Meet the Africa Center this Saturday!

    This Saturday, Sept. 20, will be the public’s first chance to meet the new Africa Center (formerly the Museum for African Art). Starting at 10 a.m. and lasting until 5:30 p.m., the event will feature fantastic music from groups like … Read more »

  • interview July 22, 2014

    Mystic in It: Janka Nabay and the Bubu Life

    In conjunction with our Hip Deep program “Proving the Bubu Myth: Janka Nabay, War and Witchcraft in Sierra Leone,” we’ve reposted an earlier interview with Janka from a previous show. Setting up the myth, if you will.  Banning Eyre: It’s … Read more »

  • hip-deep July 18, 2014

    Proving the Bubu Myth: Janka Nabay, War and Witchcraft in Sierra Leone

    Every year on Sierra Leone’s Independence Day in late April, musicians and revelers descend upon Freetown from throughout the country. Parades and celebrations traverse the city, joining diverse neighborhoods with processional music, including one particular local style called bubu, a … Read more »

  • program May 8, 2013

    Afropop Roadshow: Spotlight Sierra Leone

    Afropop’s Roadshow series continues with a focus on new music and interviews from Sierra Leone. Electric Bubu music from Janka Nabay, hip hop from Bajah and The Dry Eye Crew, the latest from Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars, and introducing the … Read more »

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