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  • review March 8, 2016


    One of the great pop music formulas of all time is to take folk music and remake it with the current dance music aesthetics. That, in a nutshell, is the recipe for many of the marquee music genres in the … Read more »

  • blog November 12, 2014

    Behind the Scenes at the 20th Annual WOMEX Conference, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

    Eric Herman, onetime Afropop intern and now deeply involved in the world music world as manager for Vieux Farka Toure, Bombino, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars and Aurelio Martinez, attended the 20th annual World Music Expo (WOMEX) conference held in … Read more »

  • blog December 17, 2013

    Animal Chuki’s Dubbed-Out Cumbia

    16 volumes into their mixtape series, the Argentine dance label ZZK has (once again) dipped its trippy toes into Peru’s electro-cumbia scene. To celebrate the release of Capicua, the debut EP from Animal Chuki, a duo of 22 year old Lima-based … Read more »

  • interview September 9, 2013

    Summer Outro with ZZK Records

    Given Afropop’s upcoming birthday, we decided to have a discussion with one of our favorite director-DJs regarding the nuances of maintaining momentum and programming at an arts organization over time. ZZK Records just turned five and things have certainly changed … Read more »

  • blog July 12, 2013

    La Yegros – Viene de Mi

    It’s no secret that we have mad love for ZZK Records. The Argentinean record label/party/bass-centered worldview (not to mention systematic purvayors of a particularly twisted form of electro-cumbia) have hit our blog a couple times this year- once for Chancha … Read more »

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