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  • program March 5, 2015

    Accounting for Taste

    When we talk about the influence of American performers on African music, we usually think about a few obvious examples, legends like Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix or James Brown. In this episode, we go beyond these stars to explore the … Read more »

  • interview August 18, 2014

    Berber Metal and Acid Tamazgha: Black Spring’s Christophe Hancox

    In preparation for our new program, “Borderless Sounds: The New North Africa,” we spoke with Christophe Hancox, a passionate and knowledgeable follower of Berber metal and other North African genres. Hancox runs the consistently fascinating Black Spring blog from his home in … Read more »

  • blog August 19, 2013

    Bombino Speaks! Afropop Interview with Omara “Bombino” Moctar

    Omara Moctar, known as Bombino, has been making serious waves since the release of his latest album Nomad. The Tuareg guitarist produced the record with Black Keys front man Dan Auerbach and released it in the US on Nonesuch Records, following it … Read more »

  • program February 17, 2003

    Journeys with the Oud

    The oud is the ancestor of many modern string instruments, including the lute and the guitar. Its origins may lie in Persia or Mesopotamia, but now, it is played all over the world, used in spiritual and secular music, in … Read more »

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