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  • blog September 21, 2016

    A Conversation with Paa Kow, Afro-Fusion Drum Maestro

    Drummer Paa Kow (pronounced Pah-Ko) grew up in a musical family in a small town near the coast of Ghana. His artistic energy and creativity was clear from a very young age, when he joined his family’s traveling concert band … Read more »

  • program September 1, 2016

    Sounds Like Brooklyn

    At Afropop, we have gone far and wide, from Brazil to England to Madagascar to Egypt, tracking down incredible music to bring back home to our headquarters in Brooklyn. For our newest program, “Sounds Like Brooklyn,” we stay closer to … Read more »

  • blog August 30, 2016

    One Africa Music Fest: Showcasing the Rise of Afrobeats

    Powerful new winds are blowing through the world of African music. Publications from the Washington Post to Fader to the Village Voice are heralding the rise of current African pop music—Afrobeats, and especially Naija pop—in American mainstream culture. There’s plenty … Read more »

  • blog August 25, 2016

    Album Preview: Pat Thomas’ “Coming Home”

    Ghanaian highlife legend Pat Thomas will release his first-ever retrospective album, Coming Home: Original Ghanaian Highlife and Afrobeat Classics 1967-1981 on Strut Records, Sept. 30, 2016. It covers Thomas’ career from his early big-band highlife music in Ghana to his … Read more »

  • blog July 20, 2016

    New Delasi Release: “Amedeke Menyao”

    Delasi is a Ghanaian-born, Nairobi-based rapper, whose 2015 debut #ThoughtJourney explored, among other themes, the continued relevance of pan-African unity and solidarity in the 21st century. Check out the video for his latest single, “Amedeke Menyao” (Nobody Knows), below! A … Read more »

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