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  • program November 24, 2016

    Afrobeats Comes to America

    Afrobeats is the new urban music of Africa. Not to be confused with the funky sound of the ‘70s in Nigeria (Afrobeat), Afrobeats (with an “s”) is 21st century dance pop, with a wide variety of programmed beats, rapping and … Read more »

  • blog November 23, 2016

    Playlist: Afrobeats Comes to America

    Flavour Everyone know’s Flavour’s 2005 hit “Nwa Baby (Ashawo)” but he’s been cooking up a different flavor of a hit lately. Stonebwoy One of the most vocal proponents of dancehall in Ghana, Stonebwoy is making waves globally. Wizkid He changed the … Read more »

  • blog August 30, 2016

    One Africa Music Fest: Showcasing the Rise of Afrobeats

    Powerful new winds are blowing through the world of African music. Publications from the Washington Post to Fader to the Village Voice are heralding the rise of current African pop music—Afrobeats, and especially Naija pop—in American mainstream culture. There’s plenty … Read more »

  • blog June 28, 2016

    Preview: One Africa Music Fest

    The style known as Afrobeats could hardly be in a more healthy position these days. With domestic consumption on the continent and across the diaspora booming, the infectious West African pop concoction has caught the attention of a number of … Read more »

  • blog June 16, 2016

    Gold Dust: A Visit to Photogenic Ghana

    A trio of British photographers going under the name Tripod City has just published a book documenting a trip to Ghana. With a background in street photography in their native U.K. and skills honed on a trip to China the … Read more »

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