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  • blog July 11, 2017

    Field Report: 2017 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

    Feature photo above: A-WA by David Kaufman The 38th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal took place in the historic Quebec city from June 28 to July 7, with 10 official indoor venues and six free outdoor … Read more »

  • blog July 6, 2017

    Announcing: Afropop Closeups Season Two

    The second season of the Afropop Closeups podcast series presents intimate stories of the struggles and triumphs of human life in Rwanda, Nigeria, Haiti, the Bahamas and the African diasporas of Greece, the U.K., Paris, New York and San Francisco. … Read more »

  • review June 21, 2017

    Pop Makossa: The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976-1984

    Funk is widely known across the United States but, arguably, the genre’s not-so-distant cousin makossa embodies what it truly means to be “funky.” Derived from the Douala phrase meaning “I dance,” makossa has been bringing listeners to their feet since … Read more »

  • program June 15, 2017

    African Music at the Crossroads

    Afropop producer Banning Eyre takes us on a surprise-filled tour of his 30-some years of covering African music. Through conversations with Georges Collinet and producer/agent/DJ Rab Bakari, the program reflects on how the world, the music, the culture and the … Read more »

  • botb June 12, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Music of the Pygmies

    As Afropop remembers and celebrates the astonishing life of ethnomusicologist Louis Sarno, “Best of The Beat” offers a look at the substantial amount of research and recordings that have been made of Africa’s people of the forest. In 1995, Beat … Read more »

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