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  • May 26, 2016

    Another Kaleidoscope: A South African Walking Safari

    This week Afropop celebrates “Born-free South Africa: A Kaleidoscope of Colors,” a program as vibrant in sound as it is in image. If our photo gallery from the 2016 Cape Town International Jazz Festival did not pique your interest in … Read more »

  • May 26, 2016

    Premiere: M.A.K.U. Soundsystem “De Barrio”

    M.A.K.U. Soundsystem is a bold, powerful group of musicians, mostly from Colombia, based in New York. Their new album Mezcla (reviewed right here) comes out Fri., May 27 on Glitterbeat Records. Listen to our premiere of “De Barrio,” a beautiful, slow-burning … Read more »

  • May 24, 2016

    Ticket Giveaway: Akoya Afrobeat Album Release Party May 31

    One of the longest-running Afrobeat groups in New York, Akoya Afrobeat is back after a lengthy hiatus with a new album, Under the Tree. We recently premiered “Taking It Back,” a heavy Afrobeat/soul anthem. Check that out to learn more about the … Read more »

  • May 24, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Wyclef Jean

    In this week’s feature, “Best of The Beat” focuses on the Haitian-American hip-hop star Wyclef Jean, who rose to fame in the mid-‘90s as part of the widely popular group called the Fugees, which included Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel. … Read more »

  • May 23, 2016

    Voices in Vinyl: Afro-Turkish Tales

    Before dashing from my hotel to continue the endless explorations available in the great city of Istanbul, I left time each day for my morning ritual with the older woman who cleaned my room. This short, broad-shouldered lady was a … Read more »

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