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  • August 28, 2017

    Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, Back in NYC in September

    You might not think of 82-year-old trumpet maestro, pop music mogul and philanthropist Herb Alpert as a pioneer of world music, but there’s no doubt he is. With Jewish roots in Ukraine and Romania, Alpert burst on the scene in … Read more »

  • August 28, 2017

    Field Report: Rainforest World Music Festival 2017

    The 20th annual Rainforest World Music Festival, held in Sarawak, the Malaysian part of the island Borneo, was one of the most memorable in the history of this great event. This year’s edition, which took place July 14-16, offered a … Read more »

  • August 25, 2017

    Ticket Giveaway: Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, With Super Yamba Band

    We were all upset to hear that the upcoming Mahmoud Ahmed and Hailu Mergia concert was recently canceled, but luckily we have another exciting ticket giveaway opportunity for you: Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 with Super Yamba Band. Afropop, along with … Read more »

  • August 25, 2017

    Afropop Premiere: “No Bad News” by Chicago Afrobeat Project

    A couple of weeks ago we premiered the energetic and socially charged “Race Hustle,” from Chicago Afrobeat Project’s upcoming album What Goes Up. This time the band comes back with a more laid-back and modern feel on Fela Kuti’s music, … Read more »

  • August 24, 2017

    Discography: An Island, Divided

    Here is a list of songs heard on Afropop Worldwide’s “An Island, Divided:“ Tabou Combo “Gold” (Mis Records) Nemours Jean Baptiste “Sensation of the Day” (Ibo Records) Various Artists “Alan Lomax in Haiti” (Harte Records) Fabre Duroseau “Haitian Piano” (Smithonian Folkways) Angel Viloria “Bajo El … Read more »

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