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  • blog December 8, 2016

    Your Guide to Stocking Stuffers 2016

    Here are reviews of the albums featured in Afropop Worldwide’s new Stocking Stuffers 2016 program. There are also concert reviews, as many of the artists performed songs from their new releases this year. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to … Read more »

  • program March 3, 2016

    Treasures of Benin

    Nestled between Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria, Benin is a culturally rich sliver of West Africa too often overlooked. This program focuses Afropop’s spotlight on Benin, starting with the country’s favorite daughter: International star Angelique Kidjo looks back on … Read more »

  • blog July 26, 2012

    Orchestre Poly-Rythmo and SMOD in Central Park

    Sunday, July 22, was a banner day at Central Park, Summerstage, still one of New York’s most pleasant summer music venues. Sunny, but not too hot, the day was perfect for a feast of uplifting African music. Self-described “Parisian groove … Read more »

  • blog June 19, 2012

    Orchestre Poly-Rythmo Tours North America in July

    Did you know that legendary Benin funk band Orchestre Poly-Rythmo is touring North America this summer? The ten-piece ensemble regrouped and dropped an excellent new album last year called Cotonou Club (see our review) and is sure to bring out … Read more »

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