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  • May 25, 2017

    From Freetown to the World: Producer Chief Boima and the Kondi Band

    The Kondi Band is a multigenerational, cross-cultural collaboration that started with a bootleg remix. Five years ago, a young DJ/producer, Chief Boima (Dutty Artz/INTL BLK), saw a video on YouTube by an elderly, blind Sierra Leonean musician, Sorie Kondi, entitled … Read more »

  • May 25, 2017

    Elida Almeida: Taking Cape Verde to the World

    Elida Almeida is a rising star in Cape Verde’s music scene. After releasing her debut album, Ora Doci Ora Margos, the young singer won Radio France International’s coveted “Prix Découvertes” in 2015 and went on to tour throughout Africa, Europe … Read more »

  • May 4, 2017

    Mark LeVine On the Niger Delta and More

    Mark LeVine is a professor of history at University of California, Irvine, and Lund University in Sweden. He’s a specialist on the Middle East and North Africa and the author of the farsighted 2008 book, Heavy Metal Islam, which previewed … Read more »

  • May 2, 2017

    Otura Mun of Puerto Rican Band ÌFÉ Discusses the Spiritual Meaning of Ifá

    On Sat., April 22 at Dobbin St in Brooklyn, members of the Puerto Rico-based band ÌFÉ mounted the stage dressed humbly yet magnificently in all white and positioned themselves behind their respective percussion instruments. The event was hosted by Cosa … Read more »

  • April 20, 2017

    A Few Words With Vieux Farka Touré

    If you’ve been in the orbit of Afropop for any time you should be well acquainted with Vieux Farka Touré. His father, Ali Farka Touré, is counted with King Sunny Adé, Sir Victor Uwaifo, Franco and Djelimady Tounkara as a … Read more »

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