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  • blog October 9, 2015

    Win A Free Vinyl Copy of “Holy Forest”

    If you’re anything like the staff here at Afropop, just the words “free vinyl” are enough to start you salivating, so get your bibs ready: Afropop is giving away a copy of the debut self-titled album by Holy Forest. All … Read more »

  • program January 22, 2015

    Sub-Saharan Cassette Shopping

    We take you back in time with this deliciously retro episode. When cassette tapes hit Africa, they hit hard, offering a whole spectrum of musicians access to recording for the first time. And they really took advantage of it! In … Read more »

  • blog December 3, 2012

    West African Griot Summit

    This year, Afropop had the chance to catch the second annual West African Griot Summit, held at The Graduate Center Elebash Hall!  The summit is an annual performance/reunion/conference by and for the US contingent of West African griots (or “praise … Read more »

  • hip-deep December 3, 2011

    The Mandé Diaspora In New York City, Part 1

    New York’s Mandé community has blossomed over the past 20 years. The story that begins with the rise of the king Sunjata Keita in 13th Century Mali now extends to music-filled social gatherings among West African diplomats and businessmen in … Read more »

  • review October 13, 2011


    Fasiya is unlike any other kora album out there. Sona Jobarteh is the first female kora virtuoso to come from a jeli (griot) family in West Africa, breaking down the normality of West Africaʼs male-dominated kora tradition. Coming from a … Read more »

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