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  • blog December 10, 2014

    25 Years of Real World Records!

     Real World Records turns 25 this year. That any record label dedicated to global sounds has survived this long is impressive; many others have gone by the wayside or changed course. But Real World has done more than merely survive. … Read more »

  • blog June 2, 2014

    Guest Bloggers Around the World: Kinshasa Edition

    Afropop is pleased to unveil a new series of guest posts, offering coverage of music scenes by writers who know them best. Our latest installment comes from Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Tonesse Eguba, a devout fan … Read more »

  • review March 6, 2011

    Notre Pere Rumba

    It has been nearly five years since we’ve heard new music from Papa Wemba, one of the preeminent Congolese vocalists and innovators of our time. A founding member of the original “rumba-rock” band Zaiko Langa Langa, Wemba was an electrifying … Read more »

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