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  • program May 12, 2016

    Afropop Live Highlights

    Afropop is proud to present live recordings of some of the most glorious moments in musical history: the New York debut of South Africa’s Mahotella Queens in 1987; Thomas Mapfumo with his mbira-heavy Blacks Unlimited in New York in 1991; … Read more »

  • blog April 6, 2016

    Field Report: Three Takes on Southern African Music

    In the past week, three strong acts from Zimbabwe and South Africa have graced East Coast stages. We already reported on the Africa Now show at the Apollo Theater, featuring Mokoomba, a young band from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. We were … Read more »

  • feature December 3, 2015

    Stocking Stuffers 2015

    Here are the reviews of the albums featured in our new Stocking Stuffers 2015 program. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see a complete list of the artists, songs and albums from the show. Damily – Very … Read more »

  • review May 26, 2015

    Danger Zone

    It’s been five years since the Lion of Zimbabwe—still in exile in Oregon—has released an album of new songs. During most of his four-decade-plus career there was at least one new album every year. The slower pace is hardly a … Read more »

  • blog June 11, 2014

    Afropop Exclusive: Thomas Mapfumo Releases New Electronic Singles

    It’s been some years since we’ve heard new music from Thomas Mapfumo, known as the Lion of Zimbabwe. During over a decade of exile in Eugene, Oregon, Mapfumo has had time to reflect on the twists and turns of his … Read more »

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