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  • September 4, 2013

    DJ Dolores: Tropical

    Helger Aragao de Melo, aka DJ Dolores, steeped in the mangue bit scene of Recife, Brazil, has over 20 years of experience with innovation in music. He brings all that experience to bear with a new mixtape: Tropical. Tropical is powerful and danceable with inspiration … Read more »

  • August 30, 2013

    Afropop Exclusive: New Tal National track, album, and tour!

    Tal National has a new album coming out September 10th on Fat Cat Records, and to celebrate, we are happy to have the official debut of the album’s title track, Kaani.  Tal National is easily one of the strongest groups … Read more »

  • August 19, 2013

    RESPECT: Orchestre Kiam

    This is the first post in a new monthly Afropop blog series called RESPECT. The series is designed to feature the work of internationally under-appreciated African and Afro-diasporic artists from the distant- and not-so-distant past. These are artists who may … Read more »

  • May 10, 2013

    Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou— Volume Three: The Skeletal Essences of Afro Funk 1969-1980 Analog Africa

    This is the third in a series of compilations from Analog Africa (based in Frankfurt, Germany) that draw their material from the extensive catalog of the legendary band from Benin, the ‘Tout-Puissant’ Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou. Led by vocalist and … Read more »

  • April 17, 2013

    Pack Monstro And The Neo Funk Fire

    Funk Na Caixa is Brazilian label dedicated to what they have termed “neo funk”, essentially the latest development to emerge from the ever evolving funk carioca scene. We first heard about them through their work with the killer Dieze Tigrona, a female carioca … Read more »

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