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  • blog August 10, 2016

    Album Preview: Richard Bona’s Heritage

    Richard Bona, the Cameroonian singer, songwriter and bass player, will release a new album, Heritage, in the U.S. on Sept. 16, promoted by a U.S. tour starting in Boston on Sept. 2 and ending in Seattle Sept. 21. Described by … 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 March 15, 2016

    Afropop Exclusive Mix: DJ Dakar Presents Naija Pop

    Rejoice! The Afropop exclusive mix series has returned. This time, DJ Dakar has put together a fantastic mix of some of the latest and most electrifying Naija hits for us. Naija, or Afrobeats, as it is sometimes called, is Nigeria’s infectious … Read more »

  • blog March 9, 2016

    Photo Essay: MASA Festival in Abidjan, Part Three

    Just before live music was to begin Tuesday evening a windy rainstorm swept in off the lagoon, delaying the International Women’s Day concert and postponing other shows on the outdoor stage. The program in the Salle Lougah Francois inside the … Read more »

  • program January 7, 2016

    Beneath the Music: An African History of Bass

    This week, Afropop celebrates one of the true unsung heroes of African music: the bass. Join us as we slap, pop and thump our way across the African diaspora with our ears tuned to those fat sounds beneath the music … Read more »

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