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  • feature December 18, 2015

    Crucial Cuts From the Lusophone World

    Lusofonia is the idea that the Portuguese-speaking nations of the world make up a particular kind of community, one often predicated on the supposedly unique quality of Portuguese colonialism. The idea is derived from Lusotropicalism, a theory that claims that … Read more »

  • blog June 16, 2015

    Field Report: Cape Verde’s Atlantic Music Expo and Kriol Jazz Festival

    Bastiaan Springer is a producer for Radio 5 (Netherlands), and a world music journalist for FRoots, Songlines and MixedWorldMusic.com. Photos by José Sergio The Cape Verde archipelago of 10 islands and five islets, located some 500 km west of Senegal, … Read more »

  • blog June 15, 2015

    Alexandre Francisco Diaphra: “Nota de Autor/O Bode Cuspia” Video

    Producer and poet Alexandre Francisco Diaphra has unveiled an eerily entrancing new video for the tracks “Nota de Autor” and “O Bode Cuspia” off his forthcoming debut album, Diaphra’s Blackbook of Beats (available July 6 from Mental Groove Records/Bazzerk). Diaphra, … 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 »

  • contest November 26, 2012

    The Gang’s all here! NYC Griot Summit/Ticket Giveaway

    If you’re reading Afropop, it’s probably a fair bet that you love West African music. We certainly do- it just hits all of our sweetspots.  Stunning musicianship? Traditional styles going hand in hand with adventurous collaboration? Conscious raising cultural commentary? … Read more »

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