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  • blog October 6, 2014

    Bobby McFerrin Meets Africa in New York !

    “Bobby Meets Africa in New York” Sat., Nov. 1, 2014 Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College Walt Whitman Theater Ten-time Grammy-winning vocalist Bobby McFerrin has been shattering audience preconceptions for more than three decades. His solo concerts are legendary, … Read more »

  • review July 17, 2014

    New Music From Mande America: “Benyoro” and “The Great Peace”

    The U.S. continues to produce bands composed of West Africans and Americans performing electric music at ever mounting levels of proficiency and musicality. Two particularly impressive examples—Benyoro out of New York City, and Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba out of … Read more »

  • blog July 7, 2014

    Afropop Exclusive: “Faya” Dub Remix

    Fusion can get a bad name. All too often, the mixture of two distinct traditions results in a pallid offspring that falls somewhere in between its parents, reproducing few of their better qualities, and developing little of its own character. … Read more »

  • blog June 27, 2014

    Exclusive Album Stream: Sia Tolno – “African Woman”

    The difference between a musical revival and a musical rebirth lies in the ability of a genre’s new adherents to expand  beyond the template set out by the legendary founders, respecting tradition while also allowing new roots to grow in … Read more »

  • blog March 28, 2014

    Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars raise a glass with Libation

    Ten years ago, a group of musicians from Sierra Leone met in a Guinean refugee camp and started making music to brighten their long, hard days. Their names were unknown to the wider world, but within a year, they would … Read more »

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