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  • August 29, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Haiti 101, Part Three–Tabou Combo

    This edition of “Best of The Beat” is inspired by the upcoming free concert by the legendary Haitian band Tabou Combo at New York’s Lincoln Center on Thurs., Sept. 1. The feature story by eminent ethnomusicologist and Haitian music authority … Read more »

  • August 26, 2016

    #ThisFlag Movement Signals Changes for Zimbabwe

    Things are shaking in Zimbabwe these days. Long-simmering dissatisfaction with the 36-year regime of Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party is boiling over in a whole new way. One important catalyst was a simple homemade video posted on YouTube on … Read more »

  • August 26, 2016

    Free Concert by Haiti’s Superstars Tabou Combo at Lincoln Center!

    As our recent features on compas history and Kreyól radio should have made clear, Haiti is never too far from our sight here at Afropop. So with summer winding down, we’re more than excited to hear that fabled groovers Tabou … Read more »

  • August 25, 2016

    Album Preview: Pat Thomas’ “Coming Home”

    Ghanaian highlife legend Pat Thomas will release his first-ever retrospective album, Coming Home: Original Ghanaian Highlife and Afrobeat Classics 1967-1981 on Strut Records, Sept. 30, 2016. It covers Thomas’ career from his early big-band highlife music in Ghana to his … Read more »

  • August 25, 2016

    Voices in Vinyl: Norwegian Dancing Lights

    Music is many things…but elementally, music is a sonic result of how something feels. Recorded music stamps the impression of that feeling. The actual replay carves into the ether an exact description of tension, pressure and pace of the place … Read more »

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