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  • blog June 10, 2015

    Field Report: Festival International de Louisiane

    Afropop correspondent and photojournalist Bill Farrington attended the 28th annual Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette in April 2015, reporting on the cultural heritage of the Acadiana region of south Louisiana that is enriched by French, African, Caribbean and Hispanic … Read more »

  • program May 1, 2015

    Cuts From the Crypt

    In early 2015, Afropop relocated its archives from a variety of storage units and apartments and brought it all together in one place. The goal? Sorting, organizing and preservation. But along the way, we also found more than a few … Read more »

  • blog December 3, 2014

    Stocking Stuffers Highlights

    Our new show, “Stocking Stuffers 2014” show samples tracks from the best new releases of 2014 to help you come up with gift ideas for the music lovers in your life (and to recap some of the amazing music that’s … Read more »

  • blog November 12, 2014

    Ebola Awareness Songs

    Throughout history, music has had a vital role in African communities in communicating news, advice and educational messages. In the face of the Ebola epidemic, West African musicians have taken the lead in spreading awareness and information to the public … Read more »

  • review November 4, 2014

    River Strings: Maninka Guitar

    In the past, when the great guitarists of West Africa have made solo albums, they’ve tended to inspire listener complaint along the lines of Frank Zappa’s memorable line:  “Shut up ‘n play yer guitar.” Specifically, the prominence of vocalists on … Read more »

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