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  • interview March 18, 2015

    “Sound System Music”: Lucas Silva and Palenque Records

     Few labels in recent years have done more to recover and share the glories of Colombian popular music than Palenque Records. We recently asked them to put together a mix for our podcast. To accompany that mix, producer Sam Backer … Read more »

  • blog January 16, 2015

    GlobalFEST 2015 Photo Essay

    As always seems to be the case, the 2015 edition of globalFEST was a major curatorial success, mixing crowd-pleasing newcomers, veteran performers, and everything in between. The Afropop team was there in force, and while the group consensus is that … Read more »

  • blog December 2, 2014

    Live Pirañas! As Scary as It Sounds…

    It sounds like how ants crawling under your skin feel. Sometimes it sounds like if there was a HAL computer on George Clinton’s mothership, and then it went crazy and tried to kill the crew, and then it was shutting … Read more »

  • blog November 13, 2014

    Afropop Premiere: Mónica Giraldo and Totó La Momposina Sing “Así Lo Canto Yo”

    Afropop is thrilled to present the American video premiere for “Así Lo Canto Yo,” a collaboration between two generations of Colombian singers. Mónica Giraldo is a Berklee College graduate who returned home to Bogotá to study Afro-Colombian tradition. She is … Read more »

  • hip-deep November 6, 2014

    The Money Show

    Every day, money changes hands in Ghanaian cedi, South African rand and Brazilian reals as music is created, traded, performed, purchased and pirated. In this episode we look at the business side of African music, through a series of vignettes … Read more »

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