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  • program June 18, 2015

    Hip Deep Madagascar in 21st Century Antananarivo

    Antananarivo, known as Tana to the locals, is Madagascar’s capital city, was visited by the Afropop Worldwide team on our Hip Deep research trip to the beautiful Indian Ocean nation last year. Join us for this program as we delve … Read more »

  • video February 6, 2015

    Hip Deep Salegy Video!

    Salegy is the signature dance music of northern Madagascar, and one of the island nation’s great musical exports. No surprise, salegy is a major focus of Afropop’s “Hip Deep in Madagascar” series.  This video tells the salegy story, and captures … Read more »

  • hip-deep November 20, 2014

    Hip Deep in Madagascar: Songs of the North

    Salegy may be the most popular dance music of Madagascar. It’s a churning, harmonious groove with spine-stiffening vocal harmonies that emerged from towns and cities of northern Madagascar in the mid-20th century. On a trip to Diego Suarez, we learn that … Read more »

  • blog October 23, 2014

    Photo Essay: Antananarivo, Madagascar

    Antananarivo (Tana to locals), the highland capital of Madagascar, was the base of operations for Afropop Worldwide‘s recent research trip to this unique Indian Ocean nation. It’s a lively and gorgeous city despite its extreme poverty. Here are some of … Read more »

  • blog July 29, 2014

    Jaojoby and Mahmoud Ahmed: Two African Giants Visit New York

    This past week, New York was graced with the presence of two legendary Afropop singer/bandleaders. Eusebe Jaojoby of Madagascar at age 58 and Mahmoud Ahmed of Ethiopia at 72 are both old enough to have lived the modern history of … Read more »

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