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  • interview October 20, 2016

    Georges Collinet on the Past and Future of African Music

    Georges Collinet has been the host of Afropop Worldwide since the show first aired in October 1988. In 2015, he celebrated 50 years in broadcasting. Producer Banning Eyre interviewed Georges in his Washington, D.C. home studio on Sept. 30, 2016. … Read more »

  • program October 20, 2016

    African Music at the Crossroads

    Afropop producer Banning Eyre takes us on a surprise-filled tour of his 30-some years of covering African music. Through conversations with Georges Collinet and producer/agent/DJ Rab Bakari, the program reflects on how the world, the music, the culture and the … Read more »

  • blog August 1, 2016

    Field Report: Nuits D’Afrique Festival Celebrates 30 Years

    In 1987, Lamine Touré, owner of the 150-seat Club Balattou (which derives from bal à tous, roughly translated as “dance for everyone”), organized several nights of concerts and dubbed it “Festival Nuits d’Afrique.” “The recipe for success was already there, … Read more »

  • blog December 7, 2015

    Je Suis Soul! A Tribute to African Soul and Jazz

    “Je Suis Soul! A Tribute to African Soul and Jazz” presented a celebration of unity by highlighting the crosscurrents of African, French and American soul at the music’s New York home, the Apollo Theater. The Dec. 5 concert, featuring Manu … Read more »

  • botb December 4, 2015

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Manu Dibango

    It’s not easy to encapsulate Manu Dibango’s massive career in a few lines. This extravagantly gifted Cameroon-born musician’s musician encompasses jazz, funk, soul, and African styles from all over the map, not to mention a dalliance with “Reggae Makossa,” recorded … Read more »

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