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  • botb September 29, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Salute to Nigerian Independence–King Sunny Ade

    Nigeria celebrates its 57th anniversary of independence on Oct. 1. For this occasion, and also to accompany this week’s debut of a new Hip Deep program, “Lagos Roots: Fuji, Juju and Apala,” today’s BOTB spotlights King Sunny Ade, a great … Read more »

  • program September 21, 2017

    San Francisco: Afropop By the Bay

    It turns out that the first American city to host a roster of local African bands was not New York, Miami or Chicago, but the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California. Hugh Masekela brought Hedzoleh Soundz from Ghana, and … Read more »

  • program June 15, 2017

    African Music at the Crossroads

    Afropop producer Banning Eyre takes us on a surprise-filled tour of his 30-some years of covering African music. Through conversations with Georges Collinet and producer/agent/DJ Rab Bakari, the program reflects on how the world, the music, the culture and the … Read more »

  • video October 11, 2016

    King Sunny Adé: Afropop Video Interview

    Nigerian juju legend King Sunny Adé paid an overdue visit to New York in July 2016, performing at Central Park SummerStage. Afropop was invited to film the concert and interview the legend on video. He spoke with Afropop about his … Read more »

  • blog September 1, 2016

    Photo Essay: King Sunny Adé and Wunmi in Brooklyn

    At the tail end of a redemptive North American tour (after two years of planned tours had been canceled), the king of jùjú music, King Sunny Adé, returned to New York for the third time this summer. This night was a special … Read more »

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