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  • program June 8, 2017

    Cuts From the Crypt, Part Two: Banning’s Picks

    As work continues on the vast Afropop archive, producer Banning Eyre takes a deep dive and comes up with some gems. On the vinyl front, the focus is on South Africa and Zimbabwe, where the Afropop team collected a good … Read more »

  • botb June 8, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Southern Exposure–A Journey in Southern Africa

    In this installment of “Best of The Beat,” we offer a fascinating narrative by our itinerant writer/scholar, Ron Sakolsky, who spent six months in 1998 post-apartheid South Africa as a resident professor at the University of Natal in Durban, and … Read more »

  • feature August 27, 2015

    Cuts From the Crypt: Banning’s Picks

    The Afropop Archive, 30 years in the making, is a huge collection of vinyl, cassettes, CDs, field tapes, live performance recordings, videos in many formats, photographs, books, periodicals, posters and more. Afropop producers have meticulously collected materials all over the … Read more »

  • blog June 1, 2015

    Beyond Mapfumo: Five Tracks From Zimbabwe

    Afropop Senior Editor Banning Eyre recently published Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music that Made Zimbabwe, a long-awaited profile of that colossal figure in Zimbabwean music. But towering as Mapfumo may be, Zimbabwe has plenty of other musical treasure to offer. … Read more »

  • feature July 25, 2013

    Afropop Celebrates 25 Years at Central Park SummerStage

    Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi joined the Afropop Hall of Fame this past Sunday at Central Park SummerStage. It was a beautiful sunny day. Tuku seemed genuinely moved to receive the honor from Georges Collinet. Then he and his band the Black … Read more »

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