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  • blog August 1, 2016

    Field Report: Nuits D’Afrique Festival Celebrates 30 Years

    In 1987, Lamine Touré, owner of the 150-seat Club Balattou (which derives from bal à tous, roughly translated as “dance for everyone”), organized several nights of concerts and dubbed it “Festival Nuits d’Afrique.” “The recipe for success was already there, … Read more »

  • blog June 17, 2016

    Afropop’s Summer 2016 Concert Guide

    6/24: 6:30 p.m. ¡Cubanismo! / Ricardo Lemvo – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival 6/28: 6:30 p.m. Septeto Santiaguero – Midsummer Night Swing 7/3: 2 p.m. King Sunny Adé/Orlando Julius – SummerStage 7/15: 7:30 p.m. Hakim/Krar Collective – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival 7/17: … Read more »

  • blog May 17, 2016

    Kinté, Le Prince Héritier, Releases New Video: “Djoussou Souma”

    “Djoussou Souma” is a song from Kinté, Le Prince Héritier’s EP called Ascension : Le Chemin Vers Mes Racines (translated as Ascension: The Path Towards My Roots). “Djoussou Souma” is about having faith and taking actions according to that. The … Read more »

  • interview May 6, 2016

    MASA Featured Interview: Soum Bill

    Afropop’s Sean Barlow spoke with Ivoirian zouglou artist Soum Bill after his MASA 2016 performance in Abidjan. Soum Bill’s euphoric audience w​as​ mostly teenagers and 20-somethings who jumped up and danced and sang along to all his ​songs​. Important to … Read more »

  • blog May 5, 2016

    Central Park Summerstage 2016 Lineup Announced

    Seems like this time every year New Yorkers find themselves yearning for summer to finally come and release us from a spring that’s as cool, wet and gray as a cinderblock wall. It’ll happen, everyone, take heart; soon we’ll all … Read more »

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