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  • December 2, 2016

    Desert Blues: Rokia Traoré at NYC’s Symphony Space  

    No sooner had the air cleared in New York after a freak storm the evening of Oct. 30, than Rokia Traoré took command of the Symphony Space stage on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, raining down a superlative storm of rock … Read more »

  • December 1, 2016

    Tiken Jah Fakoly Shares Message of African Unity

    A very important message was disseminated to the fortunate people in the presence of Tiken Jah Fakoly on Nov. 23 at the Gramercy Theater. This message was simple: African unity. Speaking to the diverse New York audience, which included Ivorian, … Read more »

  • November 30, 2016

    Happy Birthday Pépé Kallé

    Today, Nov. 30, 2016, Pépé Kallé would have been 65 years old. Also known affectionately by his fans as l’Eléphant de la Musique Africaine (the Elephant of African Music) in his home of the Democratic Republic of Congo and throughout the world, … Read more »

  • November 28, 2016

    Fidel Castro and the Africa Connection

    On Fri., Nov. 25 news came that Fidel Castro, a uniquely controversial, divisive and important historical figure, had passed. We look back to a pivotal time in Castro’s life when Cuba was heavily involved in the Angolan civil war that Afropop producer Ned Sublette reported … Read more »

  • November 28, 2016

    Bilal at the Highline Ballroom Nov. 30

    New Yorkers be aware: Bilal is making an appearance at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan this Wednesday, Nov. 30. The Philadelphia-born, New York-based singer is a singular presence in the contemporary soul/r&b/hip-hop scene, employing his kaleidoscopic voice in gorgeous solo … Read more »

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