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  • program October 20, 2016

    African Music at the Crossroads

    Afropop producer Banning Eyre takes us on a surprise-filled tour of his 30-some years of covering African music. Through conversations with Georges Collinet and producer/agent/DJ Rab Bakari, the program reflects on how the world, the music, the culture and the … Read more »

  • blog October 13, 2016

    Issa Bagayogo (1961-2016)

    Issa Bagayogo was a trailblazer in West African music. His 1999 debut release, Sya (Cobalt/Six Degrees) set a new direction for Malian pop. It drew on his background playing the kamele ngoni, literally “young man’s harp,” a kind of secular … Read more »

  • blog October 12, 2016

    Rokia Traore Performs in New York City

    The Malian superstar Rokia Traore returns to New York on Oct. 30th for a concert at Symphony Space, part of the World Music Institute‘s Desert Blues series. We reviewed her excellent new album Né So. Tickets are now available here.

  • closeups October 11, 2016

    Mali: Politics Behind the Music

    The music of Mali is a powerful force in the international music market. It has been critically shaped by the changing role of the griot class in Malian society and Mali’s politics in general. Columbia University historian Gregory Mann shares … Read more »

  • blog October 1, 2016

    Fall Benefit Party Success!

    Afropop’s inaugural Icons & Innovators benefit party in Washington D.C. on Thurs., Sept. 29 was a huge success! We had a full house of people from all walks of life and the spirit was high. We celebrated and honored three … Read more »

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