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  • interview June 17, 2015

    Pat Thomas Talks About His New Album

    Pat Thomas is a veteran of Ghanaian highlife, going back to the 1960s. He is often associated with the so-called Burger highlife scene out of Germany, where he and many other highlife musicians once lived. But these days, Pat is … Read more »

  • review June 12, 2015

    Havana Paris Dakar

    The Senegalese love affair with Cuban music is nothing new. It goes back to at least the 1940s, and reached spectacular fruition in the pan-African sound of Orchestra Baobab in the ‘60s and ‘70s and the revival band Africando starting … Read more »

  • feature June 11, 2015

    Atlantic Journey: Photo Essay

    This set of photographs documents our 2015 Atlantic journey from Cape Town to Namibia and Cape Verde. For the music and stories behind these images, stream or download Afropop’s Atlantic Journey program.  Here, we won’t say much. After all, a … Read more »

  • review May 26, 2015

    Danger Zone

    It’s been five years since the Lion of Zimbabwe—still in exile in Oregon—has released an album of new songs. During most of his four-decade-plus career there was at least one new album every year. The slower pace is hardly a … Read more »

  • review May 7, 2015

    Angélique Kidjo Sings

    The merger of African and Western classical music has a history. The Kronos Quartet dove in bravely collaborating with African composers on the 1992 release Pieces of Africa. The results were fascinating, though mixed, the combination of bowed strings and … Read more »

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