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  • review June 6, 2016

    Rivers: From the Congo to the Mississippi

    Siama Matuzungidi left his rural home in Zaire at age 17, headed for the capital, Kinshasa, to make his way as a musician. From the start, he played guitar backing greats like Sam Mangwana and Tshala Muana. Later, when he … Read more »

  • feature February 26, 2016

    globalFEST 2016 Feature

    globalFEST’s flagship offering is the always-exciting annual concert in the dead of a New York winter night where music fans can experience 12 acts on three stages at Webster Hall all in one night. Our special broadcast on globalFEST 2016 … Read more »

  • blog January 28, 2016

    Africa Meets India in Brooklyn

    Already home to Clocktower Radio—which broadcasts the unparalleled Brazilian music show “Sonoridad”—Pioneer Works in Brooklyn is adding another massive feather to its musical cap: a three-month residency of African and Indian musical collaboration. The Indian classical music collective Brooklyn Raga … Read more »

  • hip-deep November 12, 2015

    African Sounds of the Indian Subcontinent

    In this Hip Deep program, Afropop explores musical connections between Africa and India. First up is the story of the Afro-Indian Sidi community. In the 13th century, Africans arrived in India as soldiers in the armies of Muslim conquerors. Some … Read more »

  • interview June 18, 2015

    Worldwide Disco Fever: Cultures of Soul’s Jeff Swallom

    Cultures of Soul has been the source of some of our favorite international disco compilations recently, providing much-needed focus on incredible music of the ’70s and ’80s from places as far ranging as São Paulo, Guadeloupe and Mumbai. We recently reviewed … Read more »

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