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  • November 17, 2016

    Four Tracks with Tabou Combo: Yves “Fan Fan” Joseph

    On Sept. 1, the legendary Haitian group Tabou Combo took their classic compas to the stage at the Lincoln Center Atrium. Excerpts from that show are featured in our program Afropop Live! 2016. Producer Morgan Greenstreet sat down with the … Read more »

  • November 10, 2016

    Fally Ipupa: The Kinshasa Hustle, Libanga and Democracy

    On Nov. 4, the Afropop team interviewed Fally Ipupa, one of the best-known singers and bandleaders in Congolese popular music, in his room at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Fally and his group F’Victeam performed live the next night, at New … Read more »

  • October 28, 2016

    Ali Faiq on Rwayes Heritage and Re-Creation

    While in Agadir, a city on the Southwest coast on Morocco, Afropop producer Jesse Brent caught up with Ali Faiq, a legendary figure of Amazigh music and fusion in Morocco. Former members of Ali’s previous band, Amarg Fusion, have gone … Read more »

  • October 25, 2016

    Four Tracks: Sauti Sol Exclusive Interview

    We caught up with Kenyan supergroup Sauti Sol last week on their way through New York en route to South Africa for the MTV MAMA Awards, where they won best group! Afropop is offering a free pair of tickets to see Sauti Sol … Read more »

  • October 21, 2016

    Rab Bakari Decodes Afrobeats, Naija Pop and More

    Rab Bakari is one of a kind: producer, entrepreneur, DJ and artist agent. We first met during the research for Afropop’s 2013 Hip Deep in Ghana series. Rab had played a central role in the creation of the genre known … Read more »

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