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  • botb August 17, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: 130 Years of Marcus Garvey

    Today, Aug. 17, we commemorate the 130th anniversary of the birth of Marcus Garvey with a reprint from a very special issue of The Beat in 1987, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth. Compiled by contributing … Read more »

  • blog August 9, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. Seven

    After a bit of a break, here’s the seventh feature in a series we call “Fresh Cuts.” It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists, and everything in between. Today we’ve … Read more »

  • blog July 28, 2017


    Nobody is perfect. A l l i e isn’t afraid to admit that on her song, “Bad Habits, a standout from her debut album Nightshade which was released July 21. We’re all guilty of our own faults, but this Canadian … Read more »

  • blog July 24, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: The Maroons–African Freedom Fighters in the Hills of Jamaica

    Anyone interested in African and Caribbean history needs to know the story of the Maroons of Jamaica. Their history dates back to the 1500s, when they were conscripted as African servants and workers for the Spaniards who first invaded the … Read more »

  • blog July 17, 2017

    Afropop Exclusive Mix: Big Chune Vol. One From DJ Ephraim Asili

    We’re pleased to share another exclusive mix from DJ Ephraim Asili, who delivered the Brazil Samba MPB Vol. One mixtape to us last year. Asili, a full-time visiting artist in the Film and Electronic Arts Department at Bard College, returns to share … Read more »

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