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  • blog September 23, 2016

    Video: Jomion and the Uklos on B-Side

    On Thurs., Sept. 15, Afropop Worldwide’s Banning Eyre appeared on BRIC TV for an exclusive live in-studio performance and interview with Jomion and the Uklos. Jomion and the Uklos is a family band from Benin, West Africa, led by Samuel “Jomion” … Read more »

  • blog January 12, 2016

    Yam Session: NYC’s Afro Jam Session

    Every so often, we hear about a new initiative that really piques our interest, like the Yam Session, a new Afro jam session starting up in New York. Drawing on African roots music, old-school African classics and contemporary hits from the African … Read more »

  • blog December 2, 2015

    Photo Essay: Afropop Peabody Gala at Ford Foundation

    Afropop Worldwide was recently honored when the Ford Foundation hosted a celebration of Afropop’s Peabody Institutional Award recognizing our 27-year body of work. All photos taken by Atane Ofiaja at the Ford Foundation Gala on Nov. 30.

  • blog November 25, 2014

    Bobby McFerrin Meets Africa in New York

    I first witnessed Bobby McFerrin’s legendary improvisational genius in Dakar, Senegal in 1991. A group of us, including Bobby, Peter Gabriel, Spike Lee and others, had been invited by Youssou N’Dour for a huge concert in the national stadium to … Read more »

  • blog August 13, 2014

    Africa Fete! Jomion and the Uklos Live at NYC’s B.B. King Club Aug. 14

    On Aug. 14, B.B. King’s Lucille’s will be host to a truly remarkable group from Benin, and entry is free! Come join us: Show starts at 8 p.m. More information here. These four brothers, Samuel (Jomion), Mathieu, Jean and Jean-Eudes (J.B.) … Read more »

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