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  • blog October 27, 2016

    Madjafalao

    Don’t bother the Tout Puissant Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou with any questions about whether it’s “better to burn out or fade away.” Nearly 50 years into their career, the Benin band is back with another new album, driven by the … Read more »

  • blog September 23, 2016

    Video: Jomion and the Uklos on B-Side

    On Thurs., Sept. 15, Afropop Worldwide’s Banning Eyre appeared on BRIC TV for an exclusive live in-studio performance and interview with Jomion and the Uklos. Jomion and the Uklos is a family band from Benin, West Africa, led by Samuel “Jomion” … Read more »

  • blog August 3, 2016

    Photo Essay: Angelique Kidjo and Pedrito Martinez Honor Celia Cruz

    The latest in BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn’s stellar summer lineup of African and Latin musicians was a vibrant collaboration between renowned Beninese diva Angelique Kidjo and virtuosic Cuban conguero Pedrito Martinez. On July 29, the two stars shared the stage with a … Read more »

  • blog July 28, 2016

    Angelique Kidjo Celebrates the Music of Celia Cruz

    It’s been a great summer so far for African music-loving New Yorkers. The past few weeks have blessed us with an array of continent-wide talent, including performances from Nigerian pioneers King Sunny Adé and Orlando Julius, Angolan kizomba visionary Paulo … Read more »

  • blog June 22, 2016

    “Sounds of Africa” Exhibition at the Grammy Museum Honors Angelique Kidjo, Salif Keita and Others

    From June 24 into autumn, Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum will present an exhibit entitled “Sounds of Africa,” in partnership with the BET Awards, highlighting winners and nominees of both the Grammy and BET Awards. The two influential awards organizations have … Read more »

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