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  • March 20, 2017

    Sir Victor Uwaifo, Superstar: In His Own Words

    Sir Victor Uwaifo’s presence looms over his birthplace, Benin City, Nigeria. His name comes up in any conversation about music in Edo State, and many musicians claim him as an influence. Born in 1941, he made a significant impact on … Read more »

  • March 17, 2017

    Let Your Congressmen Know Your Thoughts on Public Media

    You probably heard that yesterday, March 16, the Trump administration presented its 2018 budget, eliminating funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Corporation For Public Broadcasting. The CPB in 1987 was the … Read more »

  • March 16, 2017

    Salif Keita Ticket Giveaway

    Rising from international fame with Les Ambassadeurs to solo superstardom, Salif Keita, the “Golden Voice of Africa,” is one of the most highly regarded musicians on the continent. Once cast out of his community for albinism, his stupendous voice has … Read more »

  • March 15, 2017

    Young Paris EP Release Party

    On March 24, Young Paris is due to drop an eight-track EP titled Afrobeats. The Congolese-American musician has been ascending to new heights, recently crowned with a record deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation label. Young Paris has been something … Read more »

  • March 15, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: E.T. Mensah, Highlife and History–Ghana’s 60th Independence Day

    On the 60th occasion of Ghana’s independence anniversary, March 6, 1957, our continuing series “Best of The Beat on Afropop” shines a spotlight on E.T. Mensah, Ghana’s King of Highlife, with a reprint of a record and book review by … Read more »

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