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  • program October 29, 2015

    Afropop Live 2015

    It’s our annual roundup of live recordings Afropop Worldwide has made in the past year. This program includes highlights from the 29th Nuits d’Afrique festival in Montreal, including a performance by Cuba’s Los Van Van. We’ll also hear a selection … Read more »

  • interview October 29, 2015

    Almeida Tells the Story of Tal National

    Tal National is a multiethnic, multigenre dance band from Niamey, Niger, led by guitarist, composer and acting judge Hamadal Moumine Issoufou—a.k.a. Almeida. Over a decade into their successful career in Niger, Tal National began releasing albums internationally and touring outside … Read more »

  • blog August 25, 2015

    Tal National and the Bubu Gang: High Energy Afro-Rock at Poisson Rouge

    High-energy African music went down at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge club on Aug. 19. Sierra Leone’s Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang kicked things off with a relentless set of electro-trance music in the style Nabay has created out … Read more »

  • blog August 12, 2015

    Tal National Ticket (and Drink) Giveaway!

    [Photo by Bill Farrington] If you like to dance and see incredible guitar playing, you’ll want to catch Tal National when they return to New York for a concert at Le Poisson Rouge on Aug. 19. Tickets are now on sale … Read more »

  • review May 1, 2015

    Zoy Zoy

    Early in the rainy season, much of the precipitation that comes to southern Niger falls in intense, if short-lived thunderstorms. Tal National, a band formed in Niger’s capital city Niamey, has songs that gather and break in the same way. … Read more »

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