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  • blog July 20, 2017

    Mokoomba at Nuits d’Afrique, Montreal

    Summer in Canada’s second-largest city is amazing. While many cities have free outdoor concerts and festivals, Montreal has an entire district of their city center devoted to them—the “Quartier des Spectacles.” Literally just this week there’s a food festival, a … Read more »

  • blog July 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 African young people to pursue careers and entrepreneurship in … Read more »

  • hip-deep July 20, 2017

    Proving the Bubu Myth: Janka Nabay, War and Witchcraft in Sierra Leone

    This is an encore presentation. Originally aired in July 2014. Every year on Sierra Leone’s Independence Day in late April, musicians and revelers descend upon Freetown from throughout the country. Parades and celebrations traverse the city, joining diverse neighborhoods with … Read more »

  • blog July 17, 2017

    Afropop Exclusive Mix: Big Chune Vol. One From DJ Ephraim Asili

    We’re pleased to share another exclusive mix from DJ Ephraim Asili, who delivered the Brazil Samba MPB Vol. One mixtape to us last year. Asili, a full-time visiting artist in the Film and Electronic Arts Department at Bard College, returns to share … Read more »

  • blog July 17, 2017

    Spirits

    Nigerian–born, London–raised, Brooklyn–based saxophonist, composer and producer Zem Audu is no novice to the music industry. While working closely with notable names like Hugh Masekela, Jason Moran and Lauryn Hill over the years, the Skatalites band member has ingested a … Read more »

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