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  • March 6, 2017

    Exclusive Nkumu Katalay Premiere: “Congo4U”

    When it comes to Congolese popular music, Nkumu Katalay can do it all: He’s a dancer, singer, drummer, percussionist, guitarist, bassist and bandleader. Born in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nkumu is a veteran of Lokassa … Read more »

  • March 4, 2017

    Miriam Makeba: 85th Birthday Observance

    An appreciation of the life and work of the immortal Miriam Makeba, universally known as Mama Africa, from Ken Braun of Sterns Music on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of her birth: March 4, 1932. The piece recounts the … Read more »

  • March 2, 2017

    The Winners from Carnival 2017

    “Carnival” encompasses a lot of things—dancing, costumes, parades and contests. And with Ash Wednesday now behind us, the results are in. Several of the largest, most famous Carnivals came to an end Wednesday, including many across the Caribbean like Haiti … Read more »

  • March 2, 2017

    Exclusive Mix: Africa Now! At the Apollo Theater

    DJ Nenim will be performing on March 11 at Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theater for Africa Now!, a concert in collaboration with World Music Institute and the Apollo Theater. In celebration of deejaying alongside these great artists, he has put together … Read more »

  • March 2, 2017

    Exclusive Download: Maroni River Mashup–A Guyanas Mix

    This week, Afropop Worldwide brings you a special treat. To go along with our episode, “Getting Down in the Guyanas,” we have a mixtape of some of our favorite music from Suriname and French Guiana. From the first time I turned on … Read more »

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