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  • blog February 12, 2016

    Photo Essay: Inna Modja Makes U.S. Debut at NYC’s Standard Hotel

    Malian singer Inna Modja made her American debut on Feb. 9 at the swanky penthouse suite of the Standard Hotel East in New York. Modja is an outspoken activist against female genital mutilation and uses her platform to speak on … Read more »

  • review February 12, 2016

    Kokuma

    It was inevitable that, in the wake of Bassekou Kouyaté’s landmark band Ngoni Ba, there would be more Malian ensembles placing these stringed, fretless lutes of varying sizes at center stage. Gambari Band happens to consist of Kouyaté relatives who … Read more »

  • blog February 11, 2016

    Afropop Returns to Mali

    Hello from Bamako, where it seems almost no one has heard of Donald Trump. How refreshing! Banning Eyre and I arrived here about 10 days ago and hit the ground running, doing numerous interviews, concert recordings, video documentation and more. … Read more »

  • blog February 8, 2016

    Kinté, Le Prince Héritier Releases New Single: “Djula”

    Kinté, Le Prince Héritier (born Deguet Koné) is a 20-year-old artist from Cote d’Ivoire currently in New York City. The first part of his stage name, “Kinté,” refers to Kunta Kinté (Toby Waller) from Alex Haley’s TV miniseries, Roots. The … Read more »

  • blog January 28, 2016

    Africa Meets India in Brooklyn

    Already home to Clocktower Radio—which broadcasts the unparalleled Brazilian music show “Sonoridad”—Pioneer Works in Brooklyn is adding another massive feather to its musical cap: a three-month residency of African and Indian musical collaboration. The Indian classical music collective Brooklyn Raga … Read more »

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