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  • June 23, 2017

    Latin Alternative Music Conference 2017

    Marking its 18th year, the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) is returning to New York this summer for a series of concerts and panels. LAMC aims to redefine the perceptions that people have regarding Latin music, opening their arms to … Read more »

  • June 21, 2017

    Morocco’s Gnawa World Music Festival Gears Up For 20th Anniversary

    Every summer, the breezy Moroccan beach town of Essaouria hosts the Gnawa World Music Festival—the largest gathering of North African Gnawa musicians anywhere in the world. This year the festival celebrates its 20th anniversary, with an impressive lineup of international … Read more »

  • June 19, 2017

    Kwame Shaka Opare: Breaking Ground in Dance, Straight from the Roots

    With the passing of Chuck “Baba” Davis, American dance legend and father of Brooklyn Academy of Music’s annual African dance series DanceAfrica, we celebrate the legacy he has left behind for the next generation to continue. One of those legacies is … Read more »

  • June 16, 2017

    Hip Deep in Nigeria

    Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country and the birthplace of some of its most enduring music styles: juju, fuji, Afrobeat, Naija pop, and some would say, highlife—though don’t tell that to a Ghanaian! Today’s Nigerian popular music unquestionably dominates the … Read more »

  • June 16, 2017

    Documentary Series: Eritreans in Switzerland

    Our mission at Afropop is covering music from “Africa and the African diaspora,” so this video series on Eritrean music in Switzerland could not be more in our wheelhouse. Exile Guayla is an interesting approach to the topic, too. Devised … Read more »

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