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  • February 23, 2017

    Temi Kogbe: Friday Night in Lagos

    When producer Morgan Greenstreet was in Nigeria in January 2017, he met up with Temitope Kogbe, a record collector and label owner, at his home in Lagos. They started talking about Temi’s new label, Odion Livingstone, the only vinyl reissue … Read more »

  • February 17, 2017

    Emeline Michel Talks About Her Love For Books, Haiti and Empowering Children

    All photos by Nicolas Manassi/Roey Yohai Photography for Americas Society Emeline Michel is known as the “Queen of Haitian Song,” and just like any good queen mother, she knows how to bring people from various backgrounds together. In a special Valentine’s … Read more »

  • February 16, 2017

    Listen: Super Yamba Band’s “N’diarabi” With Ismael Kouyate

    Super Yamba Band is a Brooklyn-based, Afrobeat-inflected funk outfit that just re-released their song “N’diarabi” on vinyl. The track, which you can hear right here, features Ismael Kouyate, a Guinea-born singer and choreographer, who famously appeared on Beyoncé’s track “Grown … Read more »

  • February 9, 2017

    Afrisa Lives! Interview with Modero Mekanisi

    L’Orchestre Afrisa International is one of the most consequential African bands of the 20th century. It was the third major Congolese band to feature vocal legend Tabu Ley Rochereau, but this was the band he led for most of his … Read more »

  • January 31, 2017

    Courtnee Roze

    On the heels of her collaboration on Beyonce’s Lemonade screening, many people are talking about Courtnee Roze. Hailing from Harlem, Courtnee is one of the few leading female percussionists and bandleaders in New York. She leads an instrumental fusion/percussion-driven band, … Read more »

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