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  • blog June 14, 2016

    Nile Project Comes to Europe

    For those who have been following Afropop for the past few years, it’s likely you’ve heard of and been enamored with the Nile Project. In brief, the project’s intent is to foster cultural exchange and bring a positive change to … Read more »

  • interview April 15, 2016

    Vincent Kenis Interviewed: Konono No. 1 Meets Batida

    We’ve been following the excellent tradi-modern Congolese group Konono No. 1. since their debut record in 2004 on Crammed Discs. Vincent Kenis is a Belgian producer who brought this excellent group to international attention to Konono No. 1 and the … Read more »

  • interview November 2, 2015

    Griot For A New Era: N’Faly Kouyate on Kora, Synths and African Unity

    N’Faly Kouyate, a Guinean kora player who lives in Belgium, recently released the phenomenal album, Change, which combines a heartfelt, powerful message against xenophobia and the illegal arms trade with a unique combination of traditional Mandingo instruments and synthesizers. Afropop writer Jesse Brent reached … Read more »

  • blog October 20, 2015

    Petite Noir’s New Video: A Virtual Reality Trip

    Cape Town-based Congolese-Angolan musician and producer Yannick Ilunga, a.k.a. Petite Noir, released the futuristic visuals of “La Vie Est Belle/Life Is Beautiful” featuring Congolese-Belgian rapper Baloji. Petite Noir describes his sound and style of music as “Noirwave,” or African new wave. … Read more »

  • review September 11, 2015

    Change

    The title Change might seem all too earnest, but the new album by N’Faly Kouyate (available for purchase on iTunes from NAMUN Records) is so refreshingly heartfelt that it should win over even the most jaded of listeners. Born to … Read more »

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