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  • blog May 8, 2017

    Labess Explores North African-Latin Fusion

    At last month’s Atlantic Music Expo in Cape Verde, we met Nedjim Bouizzoul, guitarist, singer, songwriter and leader of the band Labess. After growing up in Algeria, Nedjim relocated to Montreal, Canada at age 18 and has released three albums … Read more »

  • review November 2, 2016

    Look South (EP)

    Based in Algeria, the El Foukr R’Assembly  is a rarity among North African bands in that they really take their “Africanness” seriously. Where many in this part of the continent identify more with their Arabian than their sub-Saharan neighbors, this … Read more »

  • blog August 1, 2016

    Field Report: Nuits D’Afrique Festival Celebrates 30 Years

    In 1987, Lamine Touré, owner of the 150-seat Club Balattou (which derives from bal à tous, roughly translated as “dance for everyone”), organized several nights of concerts and dubbed it “Festival Nuits d’Afrique.” “The recipe for success was already there, … Read more »

  • blog June 17, 2016

    Afropop’s Summer 2016 Concert Guide

    6/24: 6:30 p.m. ¡Cubanismo! / Ricardo Lemvo – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival 6/28: 6:30 p.m. Septeto Santiaguero – Midsummer Night Swing 7/3: 2 p.m. King Sunny Adé/Orlando Julius – SummerStage 7/15: 7:30 p.m. Hakim/Krar Collective – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival 7/17: … Read more »

  • program May 12, 2016

    Afropop Live Highlights

    Afropop is proud to present live recordings of some of the most glorious moments in musical history: the New York debut of South Africa’s Mahotella Queens in 1987; Thomas Mapfumo with his mbira-heavy Blacks Unlimited in New York in 1991; … Read more »

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