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  • July 5, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Maranhão–Reggae Time Warp in Brazil

    Once you have listened to this week’s excellent new Hip Deep program, “Ring the Alarm: A History of Sound System Culture,” produced by former Beat contributor Dave Katz and Saxon Baird, you must read this BOTB article by reggae collector … Read more »

  • July 5, 2017

    LusAfro Project: Connecting Artists in Lusophone Africa

    Music from the Lusophone countries of Africa is steadily growing in popularity, but still many artists from Cape Verde, Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe do not get the international attention their thriving music actually deserves. These Portuguese-speaking … Read more »

  • July 3, 2017

    Summer NYC Concert Guide is Here!

    Each year, Afropop produces a summer concert guide for great music happening in New York, NY. See our card for 2017 below! For the rest of you, don’t worry, we also produce an Afropop Worldwide program each year showcasing some … Read more »

  • June 29, 2017

    Pride Month Playlist: Listening to Queer and Trans Artists Across the African Planet

    During LGBT Pride Month, Afropop has been celebrating queer and trans musicians throughout the African diaspora. This year, we’ve put together a playlist of some of the hottest and most influential artists who show us what it really means to … Read more »

  • June 29, 2017

    Paíto in New York City!

    All photos by Kevin Yaterola. Interview excerpts translated by the author. On the evening of July 15, the David Rubenstein Atrium of Lincoln Center was filled to capacity, bursting with joyful residents of New York City ready to welcome, for the … Read more »

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