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  • review July 6, 2017

    Ukhaliro: Malawi Cultural Music

    There are many ways to update traditions, some more obvious than others. When African artists retrofit ancestral lute or xylophone melodies on keyboards and guitars, or repurpose idiosyncratic old rhythms on drum kit, we know what’s going on. Modern musicians … Read more »

  • blog June 15, 2017

    Ian Brennan on Social Justice and the Power of Songs

    Photos by Marilena Umuhoza Delli Ian Brennan is a Grammy-winning producer, whose set of recordings on the Zomba Prison Project  in Malawi put his work on our radar, and was featured in the Afropop program, “Off the Beaten Track in … 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 »

  • interview September 22, 2016

    Ian Brennan on the Zomba Prison Project

    Ian Brennan is the intrepid producer behind the 2015 Grammy-nominated Zomba Prison Project, a groundbreaking recording session in a maximum security prison in Malawi. The original album, I Have No Everything Here, and the 2016 follow up release, I Will … Read more »

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