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  • blog December 7, 2016

    Tiken Jah Fakoly Exclusive Interview

    On Nov. 22, Afropop intern Deguet Kone, AKA Kinté, Le Prince Heritier, had a phone interview with Ivoiran reggae legend Tiken Jah Fakoly, in advance of his Nov. 23 concert at Gramercy Theater. You can read Akornefa Akyea’s concert review … Read more »

  • blog December 1, 2016

    Tiken Jah Fakoly Shares Message of African Unity

    A very important message was disseminated to the fortunate people in the presence of Tiken Jah Fakoly on Nov. 23 at the Gramercy Theater. This message was simple: African unity. Speaking to the diverse New York audience, which included Ivorian, … Read more »

  • 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 »

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