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  • interview September 22, 2016

    Ian Brennan on the Zomba Prison Project

    Ian Brennan is the intrepid producer behind the 2015 Grammy-nominated Zomba Prison Project, a groundbreaking recording session in a maximum security prison in Malawi. The original album, I Have No Everything Here, and the 2016 follow up release, I Will … Read more »

  • blog September 22, 2016

    Florent Mazzoleni on Bobo-Dioulasso’s Golden Age of Music

    Florent Mazzoleni is a journalist, author, vinyl collector and record producer based in Bordeaux, France, with a longstanding focus on African music. He recently compiled a three-CD box set of classic tracks from Bobo Dioulaso, the second city in Burkina … Read more »

  • program September 20, 2016

    Off the Beaten Track in Malawi and Burkina Faso

    This program ventures into corners of Africa we hear from rarely, guided by adventurous field recordists and crate diggers. The Zomba Prison Project is a set of recordings by inmates at a maximum security prison in Malawi, currently the poorest … Read more »

  • blog August 30, 2016

    One Africa Music Fest: Showcasing the Rise of Afrobeats

    Powerful new winds are blowing through the world of African music. Publications from the Washington Post to Fader to the Village Voice are heralding the rise of current African pop music—Afrobeats, and especially Naija pop—in American mainstream culture. There’s plenty … Read more »

  • review August 30, 2016

    Camaleão Borboleta

    Chalk up another win for Brazil as a land of musical savants. The six members of Graveola apparently had minimal training in music when they formed this collective as college students in 2004. Originally called Graveola e o Lixo Polifônico … Read more »

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