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  • interview July 13, 2016

    Isabel Novella Crusades For Albinism Awareness

    Isabel Novella, a Mozambican singer and songwriter, returns to New York following her performance last summer at the World Music Institute’s Lusophone festival. Advocating on behalf of the Albino Association of Mozambique, Novella splits her time between social activism and … Read more »

  • program May 5, 2016

    Afropop Travels to Abidjan for the 2016 MASA Festival

    Georges and Sean head to Abidjan, the commercial and artistic center of Côte d’Ivoire, to cover the 2016 edition of MASA, perhaps the biggest arts festival of its kind on the continent. Over the course of a week, six acts … Read more »

  • blog December 22, 2015

    Remembering Bako Dagnon and Venâncio Mbande

    As 2015 ends, we remember two giants of African traditional music who passed away earlier this year. Bako Dagnon was one of the most revered, deeply knowledgeable, and electrifying griot singers (jelimusow) of Mali; and Venâncio Mbande led perhaps the … Read more »

  • blog October 29, 2015

    Selmor Mtukudzi Promotes “Strong Girl Remix”

    Oliver Mtukudzi’s daughter, Selmor Mtukudzi, an acclaimed Afro-jazz singer in her own right (check out her recent song “Nguva Yangu”), has teamed up with the humanitarian organization One Campaign to create a song and a social media campaign (see #WithStrongGirls) to empower women … 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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