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  • January 5, 2017

    Namibia’s Elemotho Galelekwe Presents “Black Man”

    Afropop first met Namibian singer/songwriter/bandleader Elemotho Galelekwe while researching our “Atlantic Journey” program in 2015. He’s getting ready to drop a new CD, and we have the first video here. Elemotho is a deeply engaged and widely traveled artist. The … Read more »

  • December 13, 2016

    Video Premiere: Lakuta’s “Rice and Peace”

    If you are an Afropop regular, you have probably heard the single “Bata Boy” from Lakuta. This vibrant Afrobeat posse cooks up a particularly British and multiculturalist strain of the classic Nigerian genre. The band members hail from Brighton, U.K., … Read more »

  • October 11, 2016

    King Sunny Adé: Afropop Video Interview

    Nigerian juju legend King Sunny Adé paid an overdue visit to New York in July 2016, performing at Central Park SummerStage. Afropop was invited to film the concert and interview the legend on video. He spoke with Afropop about his … Read more »

  • July 20, 2016

    New Delasi Release: “Amedeke Menyao”

    Delasi is a Ghanaian-born, Nairobi-based rapper, whose 2015 debut #ThoughtJourney explored, among other themes, the continued relevance of pan-African unity and solidarity in the 21st century. Check out the video for his latest single, “Amedeke Menyao” (Nobody Knows), below! A … Read more »

  • June 23, 2016

    Keep it Locked!: A History of U.K. Dance in Radio Sets

    Well before the rise of dance music in the late 1980s, pirate radio stations had been a vital part of the U.K.’s musical history. Facing tight government regulation of the airwaves, the 1960s saw pirates like the famous Radio Caroline … Read more »

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