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  • blog November 30, 2016

    Happy Birthday Pépé Kallé

    Today, Nov. 30, 2016, Pépé Kallé would have been 65 years old. Also known affectionately by his fans as l’Eléphant de la Musique Africaine (the Elephant of African Music) in his home of the Democratic Republic of Congo and throughout the world, … Read more »

  • blog November 22, 2016

    Salaam, Amani, Peace: Festivals in Goma, DR Congo

    In a context of ongoing violence and N.G.O. intervention in Eastern Congo, a festival culture is emerging based on the concept of “peace-building” through the arts. With the guidance of professor Chérie Ndaliko and local artists, we explore the ways … Read more »

  • blog November 11, 2016

    Congolese Superstar Fally Ipupa Live in New York

    All photos by Sebastian Bouknight. Videos by Akornefa Akyea. Here are the facts: Fally Ipupa performed in New York, NY on Saturday, Nov. 5 with his band, F’Victeam. The show took place at Symphony Space, a seated and semi-carpeted venue … Read more »

  • blog November 10, 2016

    Fally Ipupa: The Kinshasa Hustle, Libanga and Democracy

    On Nov. 4, the Afropop team interviewed Fally Ipupa, one of the best-known singers and bandleaders in Congolese popular music, in his room at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Fally and his group F’Victeam performed live the next night, at New … Read more »

  • program October 20, 2016

    African Music at the Crossroads

    Afropop producer Banning Eyre takes us on a surprise-filled tour of his 30-some years of covering African music. Through conversations with Georges Collinet and producer/agent/DJ Rab Bakari, the program reflects on how the world, the music, the culture and the … Read more »

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