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  • September 29, 2016

    “Queen of Katwe” Film Opens This Weekend

    Opening this weekend, the new film Queen of Katwe is based on the life of Phiona Mutesi, who started playing chess at 9 years old in the Kampala, Uganda slum of Katwe, and within four years became an international champion. … Read more »

  • September 29, 2016

    Photo Essay: Steel Pan in Brooklyn

    During the last couple of weeks of August, producer Morgan Greenstreet and I spent many evenings in the panyards of Brooklyn. We watched as the steel bands perfected their complex arrangements for Panorama, the annual steel band competition held at the Brooklyn Museum … Read more »

  • September 29, 2016

    Photo Essay: Brooklyn’s Labor Day Carnival 2016

    Lemme tell you something/about Labor Day in Brooklyn / Everybody jumpin’/ Labor Day in Brooklyn/ Everyone was seen jumpin’ up like mad/ Just like the Carnival there in Trinidad….Nobody can watch me and honestly say/they don’t like to be in … Read more »

  • September 28, 2016

    Ticket Giveaway: Felabration 2016 at Nublu

    We’re super excited for this year’s official New York edition of Felabration, the annual party honoring the musical and cultural legacy of the one and only Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The date of the show, Oct. 15, marks what would have … Read more »

  • September 23, 2016

    Video: Jomion and the Uklos on B-Side

    On Thurs., Sept. 15, Afropop Worldwide’s Banning Eyre appeared on BRIC TV for an exclusive live in-studio performance and interview with Jomion and the Uklos. Jomion and the Uklos is a family band from Benin, West Africa, led by Samuel “Jomion” … Read more »

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