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  • program February 14, 2013

    Guitar Voices From Mali and South Africa

    This program, originally aired in 2007 as “New Guitar Voices,” features two amazing guitar innovators, new on the international scene that year. Vieux Farka Touré had recently made his highly acclaimed debut in North America. Afropop.org Senior Editor, Banning Eyre … Read more »

  • feature October 14, 2007

    What is Maskanda?

    Maskanda is a subgenre of Zulu folk music, born in South Africa. It has been called the “Zulu Blues,” as singers often sing about real life experiences, daily joys and sorrows, and observations of the world. Traditionally, a Maskandi musician … Read more »

  • blog June 6, 2007

    Shiyani Ngcobo

    In more ways than one, this is a fitting debut on World Music Network’s new imprint. Not only does label head Phil Stanton have an apparent appeal toward mathematical symmetry (2004: Riverboat Records’ 15th year, WMN’s 10th, Introducing’s 1st), but … Read more »

  • blog June 6, 2007

    Discography: The Zulu Factor

    The Zulu Factor Here are a list of albums heard on Afropop Worldwide’s The Zulu Factor: Various artists “The Kings And Queens Of Township Jive” (Earthworks 1990) Isigqi Sesimanje “Lomculo Unzima” (RPM Records 1992) Shwi no Mthekala “Wangisiza Baba” (Bula … Read more »

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