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  • blog January 19, 2017

    Field Report: Afrojam Music Conference 2017

    Élage Diouf. All photos via Afrojam’s Facebook Things got funky Uptown Saturday night, as Afrojam, an up-and-coming booking company in New York, presented a solid lineup of musicians from Africa and the African diaspora. It seems like every big music event … Read more »

  • blog January 12, 2017

    APAP Showcase Marathon

    When the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) convenes in New York each year, one of the goals is to decide who will be performing on North American festival stages in the coming season. An influx of independent musicians, many … Read more »

  • review October 24, 2016

    Nouvelle Journée

    Lorraine Klaasen’s new album, Nouvelle Journée, is a feel-good album that delves into jazz, blues, gospel, soul and pop influences. It is anchored in rich South African sounds which pay homage to her background and her mother, Thandie Klaasen, a legendary South … 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 July 12, 2016

    Field Report: Festival International de Jazz Montreal 2016

    This year marked the 37th edition of the Festival International de Jazz Montreal and, as always, for world music fans there was a plethora of treats in addition to all that jazz. With nine free outdoor stages and 11 indoor … Read more »

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