Afropop Worldwide

Afropop Worldwide logo

Features

  • July 5, 2016

    Art Rosenbaum Discusses the Georgia Ring Shout

    The McIntosh County Shouters. Photo: Daniel Sheehy Athens, GA, April 27, 2016 Art Rosenbaum: I’m Art Rosenbaum, and I’m a painter and a retired teacher of studio art at the University of Georgia. Ned Sublette: How did you get involved … Read more »

  • July 1, 2016

    Interview: Prof. Joyce Jackson on the Tradition of Easter Rock

    Baton Rouge, LA / New York, NY, April 20, 2016 Photos by Ned Sublette Joyce Jackson: I’m Joyce Marie Jackson, I’m a professor in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University, and I’m also director of the … Read more »

  • June 28, 2016

    Fraternization Machine: Simon Reynolds on U.K. Dance History

    Simon Reynolds is the author of Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture, as well as books like Rip It Up and Start Again and Retromania. Producer Sam Backer interviewed Simon about the history of U.K. Dance. … 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 »

  • June 23, 2016

    A London Sumting Dis: Photo Essay

    To accompany the Hip Deep program “Roots and Future,” producer Sam Backer put together this photo essay of some of the musicians and scenes featured in the show. All photos by Sam Backer. MC Navigator is an absolute legend. He’s … Read more »

Browse the archives