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  • blog October 5, 2015

    Wondem: Ethio-pop Release From Dexter Story

    Wondem means “brother” in Amharic, and Los Angeles-based musician and producer Dexter Story says he felt a brotherly connection to Ethiopia while in the process of creating his upcoming album, Wondem, to be released on Soundway Records on Oct. 23. … Read more »

  • blog August 14, 2015

    “Au Revoir, Mogadishu”: 45 Funky Minutes of Somalian Gold

    Nicknamed “the white jewel of the Indian Ocean,” the Somalian capital of Mogadishu sits on the Horn of Africa, a longstanding intersection where Arabic, African and Asian-subcontinent cultures meet. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that this 45-minute mix of Somalian … Read more »

  • blog December 10, 2014

    25 Years of Real World Records!

     Real World Records turns 25 this year. That any record label dedicated to global sounds has survived this long is impressive; many others have gone by the wayside or changed course. But Real World has done more than merely survive. … Read more »

  • blog May 9, 2014

    Alsarah: Why You Need Retro East African Pop In Your Life

    Alsarah is a young Sudanese singer, composer and ethnomusicologist, based in Brooklyn, NY.  Silt, her debut album with her group, The Nubatones, just came out on Wonderwheel Records, to critical acclaim and our great enjoyment and repeated office-blastings. We also severely … Read more »

  • video April 2, 2014

    Somali Love Songs: A Hip Deep Introduction

    Wellesley College Historian Lidwien Kapteijns is the lead advisor on Afropop’s Hip Deep program “Reconstructing Somalia, Love Songs at the Birth of a Nation.” Here she introduces the program with a tour of her office, introducing artists, recordings, books and … Read more »

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