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  • botb June 14, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Vodou in Brooklyn

    This week’s edition of “Best of The Beat” is occasioned by the upcoming Frisner Augustin Memorial Drum Concert to be held on June 16 at the New School in New York.  More information is available on Afropop.org here. Augustin was … Read more »

  • blog June 2, 2017

    Premiere: “Mystic Molay”–Nickodemus ft. Hassan Ben Jaafer and Innov Gnawa

    If you love Moroccan Gnawa music, which you should, you’re probably going to enjoy this track, “Mystic Molay,” a tribute to the Sufi teacher Molay Abdelkader Jilani. The track is the lead single off a new record from veteran DJ/producer … Read more »

  • blog March 14, 2017

    Foday Musa Suso and Philip Glass at National Sawdust

    All images by Jill Steinberg, used with permission. At 80 years old, Philip Glass isn’t really worried about the specifics. “Foday and I have been writing music together for…30 years? 30 years or so?” The composer furrowed his brow. “A … Read more »

  • blog March 9, 2017

    Listen: Timbila’s New Mbira-Led Singles

    In spirit of full disclosure, please note that Afropop’s longtime producer, Banning Eyre plays guitar for the New York band Timbila, but honestly, we’d be interested even if he didn’t. As you can hear on these two singles from their … Read more »

  • review December 8, 2016

    Diasporadical

    While most ambassadorships are one-way streets—“American ambassador to Switzerland” or whatever—Blitz the Ambassador cuts both ways. Born in Ghana and now based in Brooklyn, Blitz bridges the gap between classic American hip-hop moves and African musical traditions. On his latest … Read more »

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