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  • interview May 13, 2016

    The Call of the Lionhearted: A Chat With Debo Band’s Danny Mekonnen

    The eclectic Boston-based Ethiopian music juggernaut Debo Band releases its second studio album, Ere Gobez, in May, and it is strong medicine. These 11 tracks mix original composition and wildly reworked covers—though nothing you’re likely to recognize—in a bracing milieu … Read more »

  • blog April 29, 2016

    New York African Film Festival 2016

    The story of cinema on the African continent begins in the early 20th century under the shadow of European colonialism. These were films produced by the colonizers, exoticizing African peoples through a lens steeped in egregious racism and a willful … Read more »

  • feature April 14, 2016

    Artists of the Nile Project Speak

    Afropop Worldwide’s program “Inside the Nile Project” takes listeners behind the scenes of perhaps the most unusual African ensemble to tour the United States in 2015. The program is a collaboration between producers Ian Coss and Banning Eyre, both of … Read more »

  • program April 14, 2016

    Inside the Nile Project

    The Nile Project is an ambitious and imaginative attempt to bring about better stewardship of one of the world’s longest rivers by fostering collaboration among artists from the 11 countries the river traverses. It’s an endeavor that spans the Muslim … Read more »

  • feature February 26, 2016

    globalFEST 2016 Feature

    globalFEST’s flagship offering is the always-exciting annual concert in the dead of a New York winter night where music fans can experience 12 acts on three stages at Webster Hall all in one night. Our special broadcast on globalFEST 2016 … Read more »

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