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  • February 11, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Afro-Cuba: Salsa and Santeria

    This week’s installment of “Best of The Beat on Afropop” brings you the story of an extraordinary journey in search of African roots in Cuban music and culture. Ron Sakolsky’s travelogue, “Havana Moon: Discovering Cuba’s African Heritage,” takes us back … Read more »

  • February 11, 2016

    Afropop Returns to Mali

    Hello from Bamako, where it seems almost no one has heard of Donald Trump. How refreshing! Banning Eyre and I arrived here about 10 days ago and hit the ground running, doing numerous interviews, concert recordings, video documentation and more. … Read more »

  • February 11, 2016

    Bombino and More at Africa Now! Apollo Theater March 26

    Even by the impossibly high standards of the Apollo Theater, this year’s Africa Now! lineup exudes cool. The annual celebration of African culture takes place March 26 at the legendary Harlem venue, and features a number of Afropop favorites including Tuareg … Read more »

  • February 9, 2016

    Afropop Premiere: Aziza Brahim’s “Calles de Dajla”

    We are thrilled to premiere the music video “Calles de Dajla,” the first track off Western Saharan musician Aziza Brahim’s forthcoming album Abbar el Hamada (Across the Hamada), out March 4 on Glitterbeat Records. Aziza Brahim is a Sahrawi singer and activist from Western Sahara … Read more »

  • February 8, 2016

    Kinté, Le Prince Héritier Releases New Single: “Djula”

    Kinté, Le Prince Héritier (born Deguet Koné) is a 20-year-old artist from Cote d’Ivoire currently in New York City. The first part of his stage name, “Kinté,” refers to Kunta Kinté (Toby Waller) from Alex Haley’s TV miniseries, Roots. The … Read more »

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