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  • blog June 17, 2016

    Afropop’s Summer 2016 Concert Guide

    6/24: 6:30 p.m. ¡Cubanismo! / Ricardo Lemvo – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival 6/28: 6:30 p.m. Septeto Santiaguero – Midsummer Night Swing 7/3: 2 p.m. King Sunny Adé/Orlando Julius – SummerStage 7/15: 7:30 p.m. Hakim/Krar Collective – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival 7/17: … Read more »

  • botb November 16, 2015

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Orlando Julius Ekemode

    Nigerian bandleader, composer and saxophonist Orlando Julius, a.k.a. O.J. Ekemode, is the subject of this installment of Afropop’s “Best of The Beat” series of reprints of features from The Beat magazine. A seminal figure in highlife, Afrobeat and international African … Read more »

  • blog October 7, 2015

    In Conversation With Orlando Julius

    Nigerian Afrobeat legend Orlando Julius, a.k.a. O.J. Ekemode, had a U.S. tour last month, making a stop in New York at Le Poisson Rouge on Sept. 25, which we covered here. Prior to the show and just after soundcheck, Afropop … Read more »

  • blog September 29, 2015

    Orlando Julius Live at Le Poisson Rouge

    Friday, Sept. 25 was a jubilant evening at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC. Nigeria’s Afrobeat legend Orlando Julius, AKA O.J. Ekemode, was in town and he came with his band, the Afro Soundz, in tow. They hadn’t played together in … Read more »

  • blog September 16, 2015

    ¡Globalquerque! Festival Returns For 11th Year

    The 11th annual ¡Globalquerque! festival takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sept. 25-26. The spectacular lineup this year includes the legendary Malian griot Kassé Mady Diabaté, Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Orlando Julius, Honduran Garifuna singer Aurelio Martinez, Congo-Angolan rumba, soukous and salsa singer Ricardo Lemvo … Read more »

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