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  • 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 January 2, 2017

    Fresh Cuts Vol. Two

    This is the second feature in a series we’re calling Fresh Cuts. It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists and everything in between. Today we’ve got a big lineup for you, … Read more »

  • blog December 14, 2016

    Fally Ipupa: New Single and Birthday

    Today’s a big day for Fally Ipupa. For all the Afropop regulars out there, you’ll surely know this name, the biggest star in contemporary Congolese pop. We’ve seen Fally perform several times (at Symphony Space in 2016 and the 42 West nightclub in 2015), … Read more »

  • blog December 5, 2016

    New Series: Afropop’s Fresh Cuts

    These days, all it takes is a laptop, a microphone, some software, maybe a MIDI keyboard, and competence with social media to get your music out into the world. To some, this has cheapened contemporary music, allowing crisp production and … Read more »

  • botb November 20, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Zouk, Part Two–The Magic of Kassav’

    The groundbreaking group known as Kassav’, primarily made up of musicians from the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, created a music revolution that had repercussions all around the world. In this in-depth report from The Beat in 1986, … Read more »

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