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  • blog July 5, 2016

    Field Report: Ernest Ranglin and Friends Live at the Barbican, London

    Guitarist Ernest Ranglin is one of Jamaica’s most revered musicians. Ranglin was there at the very beginning as a session player and musical arranger, when Jamaican sound system entrepreneurs began recording local artists on basic equipment. He graced some of … Read more »

  • blog June 9, 2016

    Afrobeat Drummer Tony Allen Anchors the Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra

    Despite a resumé that includes his role as drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti’s Afrika 70, Tony Allen has never been one to rest on his laurels. The septuagenarian Nigerian percussionist’s latest project is a collaboration with Haitian musicians … Read more »

  • interview June 17, 2015

    Pat Thomas Talks About His New Album

    Pat Thomas is a veteran of Ghanaian highlife, going back to the 1960s. He is often associated with the so-called Burger highlife scene out of Germany, where he and many other highlife musicians once lived. But these days, Pat is … Read more »

  • blog October 29, 2014

    Join Afropop for Finding Fela’s Portland Film Premiere

    On Thurs., Nov. 6, one of music’s greatest stories is coming to one of America’s hippest cities. And as with so many things great and hip, Afropop is involved! Finding Fela, the documentary exploring the life and legacy of Afrobeat’s … Read more »

  • review October 28, 2014

    Film of Life

    Femi and Seun Kuti are the heirs to their late father Fela’s King of Afrobeat crown. Right? Of course. Well, except…the crown hasn’t been up for grabs. Tony Allen was there from the music’s beginning, a creative partner/confidant of Fela … Read more »

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