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  • March 20, 2017

    Sir Victor Uwaifo, Superstar: In His Own Words

    Sir Victor Uwaifo’s presence looms over his birthplace, Benin City, Nigeria. His name comes up in any conversation about music in Edo State, and many musicians claim him as an influence. Born in 1941, he made a significant impact on … Read more »

  • March 16, 2017

    Beautiful Nubia, Troubadour of Nigerian Conscience

    Nigeria currently dominates the African pop music market with the sound known as Naija pop or Afrobeats. Obviously, this music has many fans, but it also has critics, who regret its fixation on wealth and style, and its relative absence … Read more »

  • March 13, 2017

    Somi Sings Stories of Harlem’s “Little Africa”

    Somi’s forthcoming album Petite Afrique is poetry, both musically and lyrically. It is one of those albums where you can listen intently to the words from start to finish and become immediately immersed in so many different personalities of “Little … Read more »

  • March 10, 2017

    THE FRANCIS BROTHERS: AFRICAN RECORD CENTER

    Brooklyn, New York is a melting pot of many nationalities and cultures. There are also seemingly a million places that exhibit and pay homage to the history of these cultures. Tucked away in the heart of Prospect Lefferts Garden are … Read more »

  • March 9, 2017

    Strength, Perseverance and Humanism: An Interview with Daymé Arocena

    After two years of extensive and well-received international touring, Cuban rising star Daymé Arocena returns with her second album, Cubafonía. The record sees the 25-year old singer, composer, arranger, choir director and band leader as strong as ever, as she turns her focus … Read more »

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