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  • April 24, 2015

    Ex-Members of Staff Benda Bilili Team Up With Konono No. 1

    Staff Benda Bilili was a globe-spanning success story–a collection of inventive youths and polio-stricken veterans, homeless musicians from the biggest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who channeled the classic Congolese rumba into two incredible albums, before disappearing all … Read more »

  • February 6, 2015

    Hip Deep Salegy Video!

    Salegy is the signature dance music of northern Madagascar, and one of the island nation’s great musical exports. No surprise, salegy is a major focus of Afropop’s “Hip Deep in Madagascar” series.  This video tells the salegy story, and captures … Read more »

  • January 30, 2015

    The Birth of the El Foukr R’Assembly

    It’s a stubborn fact that many people in North Africa don’t actually consider themselves part of Africa. Whether they identify as Middle Eastern, Arab, or some other way, there’s been a historical resistance to embracing continental solidarity.  That’s one reason … Read more »

  • December 11, 2014

    Rocky Dawuni’s “African Thriller”

      Ghanaian reggae artist Rocky Dawuni is coming out with a new album in March, but if you just can’t wait, check out this video for the first single from the album, “African Thriller.” Released last month, the video features … Read more »

  • November 19, 2014

    Candela’s Acoustic Salegy

    Candela is a young accordionist/composer in Diego Suarez, Madagascar. He’s performing here with fellow students and instructors from the Zomare school of music and dance, a fine example of rootsy, acoustic salegy music. The woman who dances is Candela’s mother. … Read more »

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