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  • September 1, 2017

    Carvanas

    Twenty-three studio albums into his career, you have a pretty good idea what you’re getting from Chico Buarque. Even though he’s dipped his toes into the new media world by joining Instagram in July, Buarque’s latest record, Caravanas, adds another … Read more »

  • August 30, 2017

    Ayo

    These pioneers of Colombian electro-roots pop still have the magic on the fifth album since their founding in 2005. That magic began when Simón Mejía, a veteran alternative rock guitarist and composer in Bogota, recruited singer Liliana “Li” Saumet from … Read more »

  • August 25, 2017

    Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From the Horn of Africa

    How quickly it happens! In the chaotic wake of colonial history, cultures collide and blend and find extraordinary expression in new hybrid music. A scene develops and seizes the imagination of a generation. Composers, singers and bands flourish, producing a … Read more »

  • August 22, 2017

    Avrakedabra

    Although they won the Grammy for “Best Reggae Album” in 2015, it’s clear on their new album, Avrakedabra, that Morgan Heritage does not want to be pigeon-holed into that genre. Over the course of the LP, you can hear Morgan … Read more »

  • August 4, 2017

    Afropop Premiere: Chicago Afrobeat Project’s “Race Hustle”

    Afropop is pleased to premiere Chicago Afrobeat Project’s new single, “Race Hustle,” from the upcoming album What Goes Up. Born out of a jam in west side Chicago in 2002, the band now marks a milestone in its career with … Read more »

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