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  • program March 10, 2016

    Dancefloor Dynamite: Future Grooves Today

    Sometimes it’s hard to sit still in the Afropop office. The funkiest, most leg-shakingly infectious music blasts from our speakers on a regular basis. Impromptu dance demonstrations have been known to take place. It’s our mission to share this wealth … Read more »

  • blog April 9, 2015

    Let Creativity Take Over: The Very Best on “Makes A King”

    From the brilliant acronym of the title (More To Malawi Than Madonna’s Kids) to the pulsing electro-pop of tracks like “Kondaine” or “We OK,”  The Very Best’s 2012 album MTMTMK was one of our favorite releases of that year, and … Read more »

  • blog October 22, 2012

    Recognition of Awesomeness: 17th Annual Mobo Awards

    Check out the 17th Annual MOBO Awards taking place on Saturday, November 3rd at the Echo Arena Liverpool! MOBO stands for Music Of Black Origins, which means that this awards ceremony specifically accredits artists from any and all races and … Read more »

  • blog August 20, 2012

    Review/Photos: The Very Best Live in NYC

    Songs that put the “pop” in Afropop have always had the ability to bust through genre barriers.  From Manu Dibango’s “Soul Makossa” to Angelique Kidjo’s “Batonga” to Mory Kante’s “Yeke Yeke” and Youssou N’Dour’s “Seven Seconds,” songs with great melodic … Read more »

  • review August 1, 2012

    MTMTMK

    Albums create the worlds in which their songs live. It’s often a subtle process, developing behind the songs in a manner only discernible over the course of the album. In the case of the world explored by MTMTMK, the newest … Read more »

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