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  • blog March 12, 2016

    Photo Essay: MASA Festival in Abidjan, Part Four

    At the Palais de la Culture, Wed., March 9—The opportunity to hear groups led by jazz masters Ray Lema and Paco Séry filled the Salle Lougah Francois with anticipation, and the musicians delivered magnificent music, unfortunately after a long delay … Read more »

  • interview March 30, 2015

    “This Whole Journey”–Razia on Her New Album, “Akory”

    Razia is a singer/songwriter/bandleader from Madagascar who has made her home in New York City. Her second album, Akory, is an adventurous exploration of musical styles and social issues in Madagascar. It was created in Antananarivo, New York, and Paris. … Read more »

  • blog January 7, 2015

    Podcast: Madagascar’s American Diaspora

    Most African-Americans trace their roots to West or Central Africa. But it turns out that since the 17th century, there has been a trickle of migration–involuntary and voluntary–from Madagascar to the United States. Afropop’s Banning Eyre delves into that history … Read more »

  • interview December 17, 2014

    Wake Up Madagascar! An Interview with Razia Said

    Wake Up Madagascar is a group of Malagasy musicians that formed to spread awareness about deforestation in their homeland, while also introducing audiences to the rich and unique musical traditions of Madagascar. You might know something about that if you’ve … Read more »

  • blog July 29, 2014

    Jaojoby and Mahmoud Ahmed: Two African Giants Visit New York

    This past week, New York was graced with the presence of two legendary Afropop singer/bandleaders. Eusebe Jaojoby of Madagascar at age 58 and Mahmoud Ahmed of Ethiopia at 72 are both old enough to have lived the modern history of … Read more »

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