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  • blog August 11, 2017

    Independent Africa

    The continent of Africa contains millenniums of complex histories across hundreds and thousands of civilizations and cultures. The era of European colonization in Africa’s history, which resulted in the borders of the 54 countries that we know of today, took … Read more »

  • botb June 12, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Music of the Pygmies

    As Afropop remembers and celebrates the astonishing life of ethnomusicologist Louis Sarno, “Best of The Beat” offers a look at the substantial amount of research and recordings that have been made of Africa’s people of the forest. In 1995, Beat … Read more »

  • blog October 29, 2015

    Selmor Mtukudzi Promotes “Strong Girl Remix”

    Oliver Mtukudzi’s daughter, Selmor Mtukudzi, an acclaimed Afro-jazz singer in her own right (check out her recent song “Nguva Yangu”), has teamed up with the humanitarian organization One Campaign to create a song and a social media campaign (see #WithStrongGirls) to empower women … Read more »

  • review June 21, 2015

    Amara Touré 1973​-​1980

    “Latin music, is it really foreign to us Africans? I don’t think so. Listen to the drums, to the rhythm. It all seems very close to us–it feels like it’s our own culture.” –Amara Touré In his recent review of … Read more »

  • interview January 6, 2010

    Interview: Brenda Berrian on the Music and Culture of the French Caribbean, PART 1

    Professor Brenda Berrian of the University of Pittsburgh first grooved to French Caribbean music while a graduate student doing research in France in the early 1970s, and hasn’t shaken the addiction since. In fact, she has become a foremost scholar of the … Read more »

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