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  • review June 23, 2017

    Toy Raha Toy

    Madagascar’s exquisite folk and pop music have never received the global acclaim they deserve. Some have speculated that this is because Madagascar’s idiosyncratic rhythms and melodies are a world apart from the West and Central African idioms that fed into … Read more »

  • blog March 12, 2016

    Photo Essay: MASA Festival in Abidjan, Part Four

    At the Palais de la Culture, Wed., March 9—The opportunity to hear groups led by jazz masters Ray Lema and Paco Séry filled the Salle Lougah Francois with anticipation, and the musicians delivered magnificent music, unfortunately after a long delay … Read more »

  • program January 28, 2016

    Africa in America: Ladies’ Edition

    Afropop’s occasional series on African music made in America continues with a focus on three remarkable women. Marie Daulne, founder of the genre-bending vocal group Zap Mama, collaborates with New York Afrobeat band Antibalas, and we hear them live in … Read more »

  • review December 4, 2015

    Very Aomby

    Tsapiky (tsa-PEEK) music of southwest Madagascar is a kind of delicacy, a treat for lovers of raw, giddy, guitar-driven African pop. At the center is a single finger-style picker—in this case, the amazing Damily—generally playing electric guitar at the head … Read more »

  • feature August 27, 2015

    Cuts From the Crypt: Banning’s Picks

    The Afropop Archive, 30 years in the making, is a huge collection of vinyl, cassettes, CDs, field tapes, live performance recordings, videos in many formats, photographs, books, periodicals, posters and more. Afropop producers have meticulously collected materials all over the … Read more »

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