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  • blog January 9, 2014

    New Pop Music From Guinea!

    As anyone who has spent any time browsing Youtube knows, it is possible to lose hours, sometimes even days following links, watching videos, forgetting one’s purpose in life. But sometimes our Youtube excursions lead to music like this, which makes … Read more »

  • program August 8, 2013

    The Immortal ’70s

    The 1970s was a golden age for pop music around the world, and certainly in Africa. Re-releases have for the first time made some of this music available again. Georges plays songs from some of his favorites–including artists new to … Read more »

  • feature June 7, 2013

    Beyoncé’s Africa: Pyramids, Lions, & Ismael Kouyaté

    With the newest batch of summer interns having recently arrived at the Afropop office, our ranks have never been bigger. But more people mean more opinions, and when a contentious topic comes up (like Beyoncé’s new track, “Grown Woman”, which … Read more »

  • blog April 5, 2013

    Complete Radio Guinea Archive, Catalogued Online

    Anyone who has explored the classic popular music of West Africa has surely discovered–and been entranced by–the spectacular sounds of Guinea, especially in the 60s and 70s. Bands like Bembeya Jazz, Houreya Band, Balla et ses Balladins created an immortal … Read more »

  • blog March 8, 2013

    Sidiki Conde in “You Don’t Need Feet to Dance”

    And at this point, it is beginning to seem as if  Dallas based writer and director Alan Govenar spends his days in ceaseless search of “the most interesting people alive”… and with his latest film, “You don’t need feet to dance” it … Read more »

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