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  • blog July 20, 2017

    Mokoomba at Nuits d’Afrique, Montreal

    Summer in Canada’s second-largest city is amazing. While many cities have free outdoor concerts and festivals, Montreal has an entire district of their city center devoted to them—the “Quartier des Spectacles.” Literally just this week there’s a food festival, a … Read more »

  • 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 June 29, 2017

    Pride Month Playlist: Listening to Queer and Trans Artists Across the African Planet

    During LGBT Pride Month, Afropop has been celebrating queer and trans musicians throughout the African diaspora. This year, we’ve put together a playlist of some of the hottest and most influential artists who show us what it really means to … Read more »

  • review June 23, 2017

    The Light

    This is reggae through a kaleidoscope. Jamaican-Canadian singer/songwriter Ammoye is a soul rebel on a soul path, singing her way to her higher self. Reggae is the light shining through her kaleidoscope, refracting into a spectrum of musical shapes and … Read more »

  • blog May 25, 2017

    Featured Artists: Summer 2017 Preview Show

    Summer is just around the corner and that means your best chance to see exciting live music outdoors at free festivals. We’re looking forward to the African and diaspora artists making appearances in the U.S. this summer. See below for … Read more »

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