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  • feature 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 »

  • interview August 25, 2016

    Hakim Talks Post-Revolution Egypt

    Hakim, known as the “Lion of Sha’abi Music” in Egypt, had not performed in the U.S. since February 2002, when he shared the stage with Algerian rai superstar Khaled at the Beacon Theater in New York. In the months after … Read more »

  • program August 25, 2016

    Two Lions: Bunny Wailer and Hakim

    On this program we survey the careers of two legends and giants within their genres. Bunny Wailer is the last surviving member of the original Wailers. Right up to his 2016 tour, when we met him, this architect of reggae music … Read more »

  • interview August 25, 2016

    Bunny Wailer Reflects on His Legacy

    Bunny Wailer was a few dates into his first U.S. tour in over 20 years on May 2, 2016 when the band went on at B.B. King Blues Club in New York City. Bunny and his band, led by veteran … Read more »

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