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  • interview April 15, 2016

    Vincent Kenis Interviewed: Konono No. 1 Meets Batida

    We’ve been following the excellent tradi-modern Congolese group Konono No. 1. since their debut record in 2004 on Crammed Discs. Vincent Kenis is a Belgian producer who brought this excellent group to international attention to Konono No. 1 and the … Read more »

  • blog March 15, 2016

    Afropop Exclusive Mix: DJ Dakar Presents Naija Pop

    Rejoice! The Afropop exclusive mix series has returned. This time, DJ Dakar has put together a fantastic mix of some of the latest and most electrifying Naija hits for us. Naija, or Afrobeats, as it is sometimes called, is Nigeria’s infectious … Read more »

  • program January 28, 2016

    Africa in America: Ladies’ Edition

    Afropop’s occasional series on African music made in America continues with a focus on three remarkable women. Marie Daulne, founder of the genre-bending vocal group Zap Mama, collaborates with New York Afrobeat band Antibalas, and we hear them live in … Read more »

  • blog January 12, 2016

    Yam Session: NYC’s Afro Jam Session

    Every so often, we hear about a new initiative that really piques our interest, like the Yam Session, a new Afro jam session starting up in New York. Drawing on African roots music, old-school African classics and contemporary hits from the African … Read more »

  • blog January 13, 2015

    Zouk’s New Generation

    Zouk first exploded into international attention during the 1980s, when the pioneering group Kassav’ essentially invented the genre by fusing popular musical styles from  across the French Caribbean. Driven by a beat that was at once flexible, insistently catchy, and simple … Read more »

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