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  • botb March 15, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: E.T. Mensah, Highlife and History–Ghana’s 60th Independence Day

    On the 60th occasion of Ghana’s independence anniversary, March 6, 1957, our continuing series “Best of The Beat on Afropop” shines a spotlight on E.T. Mensah, Ghana’s King of Highlife, with a reprint of a record and book review by … Read more »

  • program February 18, 2016

    Music of the Harlem Renaissance

    The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s was an astounding explosion of African-American cultural innovation, producing art, literature, poetry, and of course, fantastic music. In honor of Black History month, we are encoring our tribute to this magnificent period. We’ll hear … Read more »

  • blog October 7, 2015

    In Conversation With Orlando Julius

    Nigerian Afrobeat legend Orlando Julius, a.k.a. O.J. Ekemode, had a U.S. tour last month, making a stop in New York at Le Poisson Rouge on Sept. 25, which we covered here. Prior to the show and just after soundcheck, Afropop … Read more »

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