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artist: Artists Lagbaja

  • program June 2, 2016

    Three Survivors: Paulo Flores, Emmanuel Jal, Lágbájá

    We profile three African musicians who have created significant careers in the face of daunting challenges in their countries. Paulo Flores, champion of semba and kizomba in Angola, came of age in the midst of that country’s long post-independence civil … Read more »

  • hip-deep February 11, 2016

    Ancient Text Messages: Batá Drums in a Changing World

    In Africa, drums don’t only play rhythms, they send messages. “Ancient Text Messages: Batá Drums in a Changing World” explores an endangered tradition of drum speech in Nigeria, and how that tradition changed and thrived in Cuba, where large numbers … Read more »

  • interview September 24, 2015

    Lágbájá Talks Career, New Music, and the Nigerian Scene

    Lágbájá is one of the more unusual voices in Nigerian popular music. Since his arrival on the scene in the early ‘90s, he has stuck with his habit of not showing his face as an artist. His music is equally … Read more »

  • blog June 10, 2015

    Field Report: Festival International de Louisiane

    Afropop correspondent and photojournalist Bill Farrington attended the 28th annual Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette in April 2015, reporting on the cultural heritage of the Acadiana region of south Louisiana that is enriched by French, African, Caribbean and Hispanic … Read more »

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