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artist: Artists Yacouba Sissoko

  • blog December 2, 2015

    Photo Essay: Afropop Peabody Gala at Ford Foundation

    Afropop Worldwide was recently honored when the Ford Foundation hosted a celebration of Afropop’s Peabody Institutional Award recognizing our 27-year body of work. All photos taken by Atane Ofiaja at the Ford Foundation Gala on Nov. 30.

  • blog February 6, 2015

    Afropop Exclusive Premiere: Atropolis and Yacouba Sissoko–KoraNYC

    The kora is played in Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, the Gambia, and, naturally, New York City. Of course, when it comes to music, if it’s played anywhere it’s played in New York, so maybe it should be no … Read more »

  • blog November 25, 2014

    Bobby McFerrin Meets Africa in New York

    I first witnessed Bobby McFerrin’s legendary improvisational genius in Dakar, Senegal in 1991. A group of us, including Bobby, Peter Gabriel, Spike Lee and others, had been invited by Youssou N’Dour for a huge concert in the national stadium to … Read more »

  • blog October 6, 2014

    Bobby McFerrin Meets Africa in New York !

    “Bobby Meets Africa in New York” Sat., Nov. 1, 2014 Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College Walt Whitman Theater Ten-time Grammy-winning vocalist Bobby McFerrin has been shattering audience preconceptions for more than three decades. His solo concerts are legendary, … Read more »

  • hip-deep December 3, 2011

    The Mandé Diaspora In New York City, Part 1

    New York’s Mandé community has blossomed over the past 20 years. The story that begins with the rise of the king Sunjata Keita in 13th Century Mali now extends to music-filled social gatherings among West African diplomats and businessmen in … Read more »

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