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  • program March 10, 2016

    Dancefloor Dynamite: Future Grooves Today

    Sometimes it’s hard to sit still in the Afropop office. The funkiest, most leg-shakingly infectious music blasts from our speakers on a regular basis. Impromptu dance demonstrations have been known to take place. It’s our mission to share this wealth … Read more »

  • blog November 13, 2014

    Festival Nrmal Playlist: Get Your Ears Around Some Tunes

    Since 2010, Festival Nrmal has brought together bands from Latin America, the U.S. and even farther afield for an outdoor festival in Mexico City. The 2015 lineup was just announced, and while there are certainly some big international names making … Read more »

  • blog October 22, 2013

    Omar Souleyman Brings The Green Screen

    There’s a lot to take in from the new video for Omar Souleyman’s “Warni Warni.” Souleyman, straight-faced and wearing his trademark turban, sings, claps and makes the “come-and-get-it” hand gesture in front a pyramid, on top of polar ice caps, … Read more »

  • blog October 14, 2013

    Wenu Wenu

    Ever since we first heard that Syrian dabke star (and longtime Afropop favorite) Omar Souleyman was releasing a record (the first he’s ever recorded in a western studio) with the eclectic electronica producer Four Tet, we’ve been following news of … Read more »

  • blog August 9, 2013

    Souleyman: 1, Sweden: 0

    On Monday, Swedish authorities denied Omar Souleyman and his band entry to the country. The move was ostensibly prompted by concerns that the musicians would attempt to claim asylum in the country, but many critics have pointed to Souleyman’s long … Read more »

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