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  • review March 28, 2017

    République Amazone

    Any time West African divas ranging from Benin’s superstar Angelique Kidjo to Kandia Kouyaté, perhaps the greatest living female griot (jelimuso) of Mali; to Mariam Doumbia of Amadou and Mariam; to younger mavericks like Mamani Keita and Nneka of Nigeria, … Read more »

  • blog March 4, 2017

    Miriam Makeba: 85th Birthday Observance

    An appreciation of the life and work of the immortal Miriam Makeba, universally known as Mama Africa, from Ken Braun of Sterns Music on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of her birth: March 4, 1932. The piece recounts the … Read more »

  • interview February 16, 2017

    Listen: Super Yamba Band’s “N’diarabi” With Ismael Kouyate

    Super Yamba Band is a Brooklyn-based, Afrobeat-inflected funk outfit that just re-released their song “N’diarabi” on vinyl. The track, which you can hear right here, features Ismael Kouyate, a Guinea-born singer and choreographer, who famously appeared on Beyoncé’s track “Grown … Read more »

  • blog December 5, 2016

    New Series: Afropop’s Fresh Cuts

    These days, all it takes is a laptop, a microphone, some software, maybe a MIDI keyboard, and competence with social media to get your music out into the world. To some, this has cheapened contemporary music, allowing crisp production and … Read more »

  • 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 »

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