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  • botb November 27, 2015

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Remembering Pepe Kalle

    Pépé Kallé was big. A tall and very stout man, he was often likened to an elephant. He effortlessly carried loads of talent. He had a grand voice. And he was a huge star in the Democratic Republic of the … Read more »

  • program June 25, 2015

    Afropop on the Red Carpet at the Peabodys

    Afropop Worldwide recently won a highly prestigious Peabody Institutional Award honoring the entire 27-year body of our work. And the Peabody Awards threw a big party at Cipriani Wall Street hosted by Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen. Hear highlights … Read more »

  • blog April 1, 2015

    Sterns Music Reissues Éditions Vévé

    Musician, club owner, producer, talent scout: Verckys (born Georges Mateta Kiamuangana) was a giant of Congolese music, with fingers in all manner of music business pies. Recruited by legendary rumba band leader Franco, he cut his teeth in the ’60s … Read more »

  • program June 6, 2013

    Summer Concert Previews 2013

    In Afropop’s annual rite of summer, we present our picks for some of the most exciting artists touring nationally. This is the most active season of the year for touring African, Caribbean and Latin artists. At press time, several festivals … Read more »

  • review May 1, 2013

    Didjak Munya- “Oxygène”

    Didjak Munya, of Kinshasa, has been a widely respected member of the city’s Hip-Hop community for over 15 years. With Oxygène, his second solo album and first international release, Didjak acts as both performer and producer, and on the album, … Read more »

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