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  • interview January 17, 2017

    Four Tracks With J Boog

    J Boog is a rising star in the international reggae scene, most recently lauded with a Grammy nomination of “Best Reggae Album” for his EP, Rose Petals. Born in Compton, California and currently residing in Hawaii, J Boog is a … Read more »

  • botb January 10, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Lee “Scratch” Perry–When Kingston Met Kinshasa

    In 1993 The Beat reported the extraordinary story of how, in 1977, Jamaican reggae producer Lee “Scratch” Perry encountered two Congolese musicians stranded in Kingston, and recorded an unprecedented fusion of African and Caribbean music. Long the stuff of legend, … Read more »

  • blog December 20, 2016

    Political Fiction: Music and Partisan Violence in Jamaica

    The Caribbean island of Jamaica has long been blighted by unacceptably high levels of politically motivated violence, a nightmarish by-product of its firmly entrenched two-party political system. This podcast reveals the early beginnings of Jamaica’s dramatic partisan divisions, and highlights … Read more »

  • blog December 8, 2016

    Your Guide to Stocking Stuffers 2016

    Here are reviews of the albums featured in Afropop Worldwide’s new Stocking Stuffers 2016 program. There are also concert reviews, as many of the artists performed songs from their new releases this year. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to … Read more »

  • program December 8, 2016

    Stocking Stuffers 2016

    Georges Collinet and Banning Eyre survey the best African and African diaspora music of 2016: from desert blues to Afrobeats and neo-cumbia, vintage reissues, and groundbreaking experiments. This fast-moving conversation interweaves juicy clips from over two dozen albums. Lots of … Read more »

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