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  • blog September 22, 2017

    “An Orientation Towards Life:” Alix Chapman on the Politics of Bounce

    Dr. Alix Chapman is a professor of Comparative Women’s Studies at Spelman College. In his work, he uses anthropological methods to examine the social geography of bounce, contextualizing as a site of lived politics connected to both the broad historical … Read more »

  • review September 21, 2017

    Loé Loa: Rural Recordings Under the Mango Tree

    When you press play on Loé Loa: Rural Recordings Under the Mango Tree, Betsayda Machado’s voice rises like a 747 airplane: impossibly big but soaring all the same. You get a cadence, then a repeat from her backing chorus, and … Read more »

  • blog September 20, 2017

    “Making Farming Cool!” Podcast Series with IGD

    Afropop Worldwide has teamed up with the Initiative for Global Development (IGD) to produce the Making Farming Cool! podcast series. Through vibrant African music and compelling interviews, the podcasts aim to inspire and inform college students and young professionals in Africa to … Read more »

  • review September 20, 2017

    Tokooos

    Tokooos, the new album from the Kinshasa-born Congolese artist, musician, producer, executive producer and philanthropist, Fally Ipupa, will enthrall African music lovers. This is Fally Ipupa’s fourth solo album, and the most ambitious in years. With Tokooos, Fally is attempting … Read more »

  • interview September 19, 2017

    Interview: Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons on Soca Music Today

    Brooklyn’s Caribbean Carnival season recently passed, culminating in the massive, raucous Labor Day weekend festivities, crowned by the sprawling West Indian American Day Parade down Eastern Parkway. In the weeks around Labor Day, Brooklyn and Queens played host to an … Read more »

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