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  • blog September 28, 2016

    Ticket Giveaway: Felabration 2016 at Nublu

    We’re super excited for this year’s official New York edition of Felabration, the annual party honoring the musical and cultural legacy of the one and only Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The date of the show, Oct. 15, marks what would have … Read more »

  • blog September 1, 2016

    Photo Essay: King Sunny Adé and Wunmi in Brooklyn

    At the tail end of a redemptive North American tour (after two years of planned tours had been canceled), the king of jùjú music, King Sunny Adé, returned to New York for the third time this summer. This night was a special … Read more »

  • program September 1, 2016

    Sounds Like Brooklyn

    At Afropop, we have gone far and wide, from Brazil to England to Madagascar to Egypt, tracking down incredible music to bring back home to our headquarters in Brooklyn. For our newest program, “Sounds Like Brooklyn,” we stay closer to … Read more »

  • blog August 30, 2016

    One Africa Music Fest: Showcasing the Rise of Afrobeats

    Powerful new winds are blowing through the world of African music. Publications from the Washington Post to Fader to the Village Voice are heralding the rise of current African pop music—Afrobeats, and especially Naija pop—in American mainstream culture. There’s plenty … Read more »

  • blog July 29, 2016

    Jidenna Premiers Afrobeats-Flavored Anthem “Little Bit More”

    Still a fresh face in the American pop scene, Nigerian-American singer Jidenna’s musical career has ballooned following collaborations with Janelle Monae and rap titan Kendrick Lamar. This week, Jidenna’s smooth voice and sharp wardrobe are displayed in a new video … Read more »

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