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  • March 10, 2017

    Premiere: “Made in Tribu Baharú”

    Colombian champeta group Tribu Baharú first came to our attention when they took the stage at Webster Hall in New York for globalFest in January 2016. The six-piece group pushed the audience to extremes of dance mania over the course … Read more »

  • March 10, 2017

    Premiere: New Track From Vieux Farka Touré

    You know, the Woodstock music festival got kicked out of the town of Woodstock too, so you can forgive Vieux Farka Touré for recording “The Woodstock Sessions” in Saugerties, New York—especially once you hear the song. In anticipation of an … Read more »

  • March 9, 2017

    Listen: Timbila’s New Mbira-Led Singles

    In spirit of full disclosure, please note that Afropop’s longtime producer, Banning Eyre plays guitar for the New York band Timbila, but honestly, we’d be interested even if he didn’t. As you can hear on these two singles from their … Read more »

  • March 8, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. 4

    This is the fourth feature in a series we’re calling “Fresh Cuts.” It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists and everything in between. Today we’ve got, among other things, rhymes … Read more »

  • March 8, 2017

    International Women’s Day: A Playlist!

    On this International Women’s Day, we honor the immense contributions women from Africa and the diaspora have made toward the music we love. With an extensive but by no means comprehensive playlist, we recognize women from across the musical, cultural, … Read more »

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