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  • August 27, 2015

    Cuts From the Crypt II: Banning’s Picks

    As work continues on the vast Afropop archive, producer Banning Eyre takes a deep dive and comes up with some gems. On the vinyl front, the focus is on South African and Zimbabwe, where the Afropop team collected a good … Read more »

  • August 20, 2015

    Hip Deep Ghana 2: 21st Century Accra From Gospel to Hiplife

    Hiplife, a fusion of hip-hop and highlife, has come of age, spawning subgenres tilting to roots culture, international rap, and boldly humorous satire, not to mention azonto, a dance craze that has rocketed to global renown in just over a … Read more »

  • August 13, 2015

    Living in New Orleans, Part 1: All on A Mardi Gras Day

    Aug. 29, 2015 is the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and the catastrophic failure of the Mississippi River levees that put the city of New Orleans under water. In tribute to the city’s struggles of the last 10 years, we … Read more »

  • August 6, 2015

    The Podcast Special!

    Afropop launched a new and improved podcast, making your favorite world-spanning radio show available in a whole new way. To celebrate, we’ve put together a show featuring some of our favorite moments from the podcast. Previously available only online, these … Read more »

  • July 30, 2015

    San Francisco: Afropop By the Bay

    It turns out that the first American city to host a roster of local African bands was not New York, Miami or Chicago, but the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California. Hugh Masekela brought Hedzoleh Soundz from Ghana, and … Read more »

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