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  • blog May 12, 2017

    Impressions From Omar Souleyman at Poisson Rouge

    Omar Souleyman, turns out, has a beautiful smile. The poster for his Thursday show at Manhattan’s Le Poisson Rouge, presented by the World Music Institute, gives you a good idea of the inscrutable public face that the Syrian musician has … Read more »

  • blog February 2, 2017

    #NoBanNoWall: Bandcamp Makes A Move Against Immigration Restrictions

    On Fri., Feb. 3, the independent music distribution platform Bandcamp will be giving 100 percent of today’s proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union for their legal efforts to support immigrants and refugees currently targeted by an executive order banning … Read more »

  • 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 »

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