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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 October 25, 2016

    Meet MTV Base MAMA 2016 Awards Winners

    The 2016 MTV Base MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) were held last weekend in Johannesburg, South Africa. Voting via social media, fans chose winners from among the most popular artists across the continent. It should come as no surprise that Nigerian artists … Read more »

  • interview October 21, 2016

    Rab Bakari Decodes Afrobeats, Naija Pop and More

    Rab Bakari is one of a kind: producer, entrepreneur, DJ and artist agent. We first met during the research for Afropop’s 2013 Hip Deep in Ghana series. Rab had played a central role in the creation of the genre known … Read more »

  • program October 20, 2016

    African Music at the Crossroads

    Afropop producer Banning Eyre takes us on a surprise-filled tour of his 30-some years of covering African music. Through conversations with Georges Collinet and producer/agent/DJ Rab Bakari, the program reflects on how the world, the music, the culture and the … Read more »

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