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  • 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 »

  • feature April 24, 2014

    African Music That Made Money (For U.S. Record Companies)

    On our special Hip Deep episode “The Money Show,” we explore the economics behind music in the African diaspora. In Chapter Three, we look at what has happened when foreign artists and music labels profit from African music… often without … Read more »

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