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  • blog November 23, 2016

    Dreaming Zenzile: A Modern Opera by Somi

    News outlets like Okayafrica and Deadline have reported that a new biopic on the dynamic life of the late South African singer Miriam Makeba is in the works. Details regarding the title of the film or the release date are … Read more »

  • feature February 26, 2016

    globalFEST 2016 Feature

    globalFEST’s flagship offering is the always-exciting annual concert in the dead of a New York winter night where music fans can experience 12 acts on three stages at Webster Hall all in one night. Our special broadcast on globalFEST 2016 … Read more »

  • program February 25, 2016

    globalFEST 2016

    globalFEST is New York’s annual January multi-genre musical kickoff–12 bands on three stages in one wild night at Webster Hall. We hear highlights from the 2016 edition including new roots sounds from Haiti (Lakou Mizik), Colombian champeta (Tribu Baharu), suave … Read more »

  • program January 28, 2016

    Africa in America: Ladies’ Edition

    Afropop’s occasional series on African music made in America continues with a focus on three remarkable women. Marie Daulne, founder of the genre-bending vocal group Zap Mama, collaborates with New York Afrobeat band Antibalas, and we hear them live in … Read more »

  • blog January 22, 2016

    Photos From globalFEST 2016

    As noted in our preview, globalFEST is an appointment event that we aspire to never miss, and this year’s festivities were no exception. If you were unable to attend, don’t fret, Afropop senior editor and producer Banning Eyre was there with his … Read more »

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