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  • 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 »

  • feature June 9, 2017

    Remembering Louis Sarno

    Louis Sarno, an American original who lived for 30 years among Bayaka Pygmies in the Central African rainforest and recorded their polyphonic music more completely than any audio adventurer or ethnomusicologist could dream of, died where he was born, in … Read more »

  • blog April 6, 2017

    A Celebration of African Cuisine, For A Good Cause

    Afi Acheampong, or Grace, as she is called here in the United States, had been helping her mom in the kitchen starting at a young age. “I had to help my family, and I was a bit resentful at the … Read more »

  • review April 17, 2014


    Bibi Tanga’s latest album, Now, will surely come as a pleasant surprise for some who haven’t been clued in to Tanga’s career up to this point, while those who have been paying attention won’t be disappointed one bit. Now is … Read more »

  • blog April 2, 2014

    Field Report: Song From the Forest at SXSW 2014

    Ron Deutsch was recently in Austin, TX, reporting for Afropop Worldwide from SXSW 2014. While there, Deutsch interviewed documentary filmmakers Michael Obert and Alex Tondowski, who were in town to promote their new film, Song From the Forest, about Louis Sarno’s … Read more »

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