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  • May 5, 2017

    Voices from the Niger Delta

    Our research for Hip Deep in the Niger Delta has been extensive. It would be overwhelming to post entire transcripts of all the interviews we recorded, so what follows is a series of images and interview excerpts. This post follows … Read more »

  • May 4, 2017

    Niger Delta Mixtape

    We’ve put together a mixtape to let you savor more of the great music that animates our program Hip Deep in the Niger Delta. It’s a mix of old Rex Lawson highlife and current day Naija pop from Rivers State, … Read more »

  • May 3, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Remembering Jamaica’s Foremost Producer, Coxson Dodd

    Today’s edition of “Best of The Beat on Afropop” pays tribute to Jamaica’s most revered music producer, Clement “Coxson” Dodd, who died May 4, 2004 at age 72, leaving an enormous legacy of countless reggae songs that issued from his … Read more »

  • May 3, 2017

    Mixes from the Road: Music of Haiti, Chile and Dominican Republic

    Afropop producer Morgan Greenstreet has been all around the world this year. First in Nigeria for fieldwork and research for our current Hip Deep season and now in South America and the Caribbean on tour as a drummer with his … Read more »

  • May 3, 2017

    New York African Film Festival Emphasizes Activism in This Year’s Showcase

    The arts in the United States have been experiencing quite precarious times with the looming threat of reduced federal funding. However, this hasn’t stopped organizations from continuing to display ambitious and defiant work by courageous artists who are aptly reacting … Read more »

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