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  • feature May 5, 2016

    Afropop Travels to Abidjan for the 2016 MASA Festival Video Feature

    Here are videos of some of the artists featured in our “Afropop Travels to Abidjan for the 2016 MASA Festival” program. MASA Video Review Soum Bill Bella Mondo Zeynab Doussou Bagayoko Msafiri Zawose Ray Lema Cheick Tidiane Seck Ile Aye … Read more »

  • blog March 12, 2016

    Photo Essay: MASA Festival in Abidjan, Part Four

    At the Palais de la Culture, Wed., March 9—The opportunity to hear groups led by jazz masters Ray Lema and Paco Séry filled the Salle Lougah Francois with anticipation, and the musicians delivered magnificent music, unfortunately after a long delay … Read more »

  • program July 25, 2014

    Afropop Live 2013 Highlights

    Over the course of 2013, Afropop’s producers recorded more great live music than we’ve managed to place in shows–until now. This program features ear candy from Ghana—Gyedu Blay Ambolley live in Accra, and palm wine guitar innovator Kyekyeku; live tracks … Read more »

  • interview December 10, 2013

    Kyekyeku: New Palm Wine

    Kyekyeku is a rare cat indeed in Ghana—a talented young guitar player interested in learning and developing the all-but-vanished art of palm wine guitar. The Afropop team learned about him when Benjamin Lebrave of Akwaaba Music suggested we meet. The … Read more »

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