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  • review January 12, 2017

    Ndule

    John “Jaja” Bashegezi’s music reflects his journey through life from the Congo to East Africa to America. He’s a guitarist and singer of natural grace who has mastered the sensuous guitar style and mellifluous Lingala vocals of classic Congolese music, … Read more »

  • blog January 5, 2017

    AfroJam: Jan. 7 at Mist in NYC

    This Sat., Jan. 7, Mist, on West 116th St. in Manhattan, is hosting a lineup of up-and-coming artists from Africa and the diaspora as part of the AfroJam Music Conference. Doors open at 7 p.m. The evening’s lineup reaches from … Read more »

  • blog December 19, 2016

    globalFest 2017

    Twelve acts, three stages, one night, hundreds of sounds from all over the world: It’s time for globalFEST (gF) 2017. On Sun., Jan. 8, Webster Hall becomes home to prominent and up-and-coming global music performers at gF. Afropop is no stranger … Read more »

  • 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 »

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