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  • August 27, 2015

    Cuts From the Crypt: Banning’s Picks

    The Afropop Archive, 30 years in the making, is a huge collection of vinyl, cassettes, CDs, field tapes, live performance recordings, videos in many formats, photographs, books, periodicals, posters and more. Afropop producers have meticulously collected materials all over the … Read more »

  • August 18, 2015

    The Haitian-Quebec Experience

    This year marked the 29th edition of Montreal’s Festival International Nuits d’Afrique, which ran from July 7-19. As in previous years, the festival included both international as well as homegrown musical acts representing the panorama of the African diaspora experience. … Read more »

  • June 11, 2015

    Atlantic Journey: Photo Essay

    This set of photographs documents our 2015 Atlantic journey from Cape Town to Namibia and Cape Verde. For the music and stories behind these images, stream or download Afropop’s Atlantic Journey program.  Here, we won’t say much. After all, a … Read more »

  • October 13, 2014

    Angelique Kidjo and Friends Salute Miriam Makeba and Ubuntu!

    Ubuntu: Music and Arts of South Africa in New York City is a month-long celebration of the 20 years of democracy and freedom that followed the fall of apartheid. The festival lays out a feast of South African music, a … Read more »

  • September 16, 2014

    Madagascar Preview: Photos of Tsapiky

    Southwest Madagascar’s tsapiky music (pronounced tsa-PEEK) is truly one of the most vibrant and exciting contemporary music genres going in this huge island nation. It’s a rowdy, fast, driving, electric guitar-based sound. But its true home is not in nightclubs … Read more »

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