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  • botb November 24, 2015

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Bonnie Raitt–A Blueswoman in Mali

    Rereading this piece from 14 years ago, roughly the half-life of Afropop, is nostalgic in so many ways. First, there is the memory of Mali in those wonderful, hopeful days. The tragedies of recent years in this—among the most beloved … Read more »

  • review November 7, 2013

    Bamako Nights: Live at Bar Bozo 1995

    Lobi Traoré’s tragic (and unexpected) death at the age of 49 in 2010 put an end to his career before he could amass the kind of extensive discography that he seemed to be so able to provide. Luckily, before he … Read more »

  • program November 28, 2012

    Stocking Stuffers 2012!

    Join us for a festive Afropop Worldwide ritual, as Georges Collinet sits down with Banning Eyre to mull over the best new releases of 2012. We’ll hear from K’Naan, Staff Benda Bilili, Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars, Mokoomba, Ondatropica, Alex Cuba, … Read more »

  • blog September 20, 2012

    Blogging Backwards- Festival in the Desert, Part 2

    In advance this weeks encore of our Festival in the Desert program, we sifted through our archives, and found some of our original reporting from 2003, when we were on hand to watch three unforgettable days of music unfold at … Read more »

  • review September 15, 2010

    Bwati Kono “In the Club”

    When singer/guitarist/songwriter/bandleader Lobi Traore of Mali died suddenly at age 49 in Bamako in June, 2010, he had 7 or 8 CDs on the international market.  But none of them fully captures the raw magic of his driving electric band, … Read more »

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