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  • blog October 5, 2016

    Afropop Exclusive Mix: Eko fo’ Show

    Eko fo’ Show is a collaboration between Nenim Iwebuke and Alejandro Van Zandt-Escobar, two Brooklyn-based DJs with roots in Nigeria, England, Colombia and France, respectively. The Eko fo’ Show Afropop Exclusive mix is a seamless journey through some classic music from ’60s and … Read more »

  • blog May 23, 2016

    A Taste of Africa: La Savane Restaurant

    A lively, spirited debate is going on at the table next to ours. Several men at a communal table are mulling over the outcome of a soccer match (Germany vs. Spain) and are discussing what Africa was like 1,000 years … Read more »

  • blog March 16, 2016

    Photo Essay: MASA Festival in Abidjan, Part Six

    In Abidjan, we found a city with a diverse multicultural presence where the traditional and modern coexist. Saturday night in Zone Quatre, restaurants and clubs are thriving; in Yopougon, we met a community of women rhythmically sifting cassava in unison … Read more »

  • blog December 21, 2015

    Shailah Edmonds Brings African Roots into American Pop

    Shailah Edmonds is a young American singer keen to “inspire and impact rap and pop musicians to incorporate African rhythms and voices to their music.” That’s a fine mission, though perhaps an uphill climb. Edmonds has thrown her hat in … Read more »

  • botb December 10, 2015

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Bambino, Hero of Bamako

    You may have heard about the African singer who was caught up in the terrorist attack at the Hotel Radisson Blu in Bamako, Mali on Nov. 20. That was Sekouba “Bambino” Diabate, a superstar from Guinea, who was in Bamako … Read more »

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