Afropop Worldwide

Afropop Worldwide logo

Blog

  • May 2, 2017

    Gnawa Springs Eternal

    This spring has been a rich one for the Gnawa lovers of New York. If you know where to listen, the irresistible shuffle of Gnawa’s metal qraqebs and mesmeric melodies of the guembri have been in the air more than … Read more »

  • May 2, 2017

    Otura Mun of Puerto Rican Band ÌFÉ Discusses the Spiritual Meaning of Ifá

    On Sat., April 22 at Dobbin St in Brooklyn, members of the Puerto Rico-based band ÌFÉ mounted the stage dressed humbly yet magnificently in all white and positioned themselves behind their respective percussion instruments. The event was hosted by Cosa … Read more »

  • April 27, 2017

    Afropunk Festival Preview

    Spring has sprung in New York; the tulips are in full bloom, young leaves are poking out on trees and the incessant jingle of ice cream trucks is in the air. As things warm up, ’tis also the season for Brooklyn’s … Read more »

  • April 26, 2017

    Your Chance to See Mokoomba with Afropop!

    You are invited to join Afropop for a special evening with the electrifying, continent-spanning Zimbabwean powerhouse group Mokoomba at Subrosa on May 3. Afropop’s Banning Eyre calls Mokoomba “the most impressive band Zimbabwe has produced in recent memory.” Read a … Read more »

  • April 26, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Reggae’s Michael Rose

    Roots reggae singer Michael Rose, best known to us old-timers as former lead singer for the crucial 1980s Black Uhuru trio, makes a rare New York appearance on Sat., April 30 at B.B. King Blues Club. Black Uhuru began in … Read more »

Browse the archives