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  • blog May 23, 2016

    A Taste of Africa: La Savane Restaurant

    A lively, spirited debate is going on at the table next to ours. Several men at a communal table are mulling over the outcome of a soccer match (Germany vs. Spain) and are discussing what Africa was like 1,000 years … Read more »

  • interview May 6, 2016

    MASA Featured Interview: Soum Bill

    Afropop’s Sean Barlow spoke with Ivoirian zouglou artist Soum Bill after his MASA 2016 performance in Abidjan. Soum Bill’s euphoric audience w​as​ mostly teenagers and 20-somethings who jumped up and danced and sang along to all his ​songs​. Important to … Read more »

  • blog April 26, 2016

    Concert Review: Alpha Blondy Rocks B.B. King’s

    As you may have heard, Alpha Blondy is touring the U.S. and played on April 21 at the B.B. King Blues Club in Manhattan. What you might not have heard is that a few days before coming to New York, … 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 »

  • botb December 28, 2015

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Reggae in Africa–Alpha Blondy

    In our third installment of the “Best of The Beat on Afropop” mini-series on reggae in Africa, we present a feature on Ivorian star Alpha Blondy, who came to international attention in the mid-’80s. The article, by music journalist and … Read more »

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