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  • viv August 25, 2016

    Voices in Vinyl: Norwegian Dancing Lights

    Music is many things…but elementally, music is a sonic result of how something feels. Recorded music stamps the impression of that feeling. The actual replay carves into the ether an exact description of tension, pressure and pace of the place … Read more »

  • closeups July 26, 2016

    Fees Must Fall: A Voice of Change in South Africa

    We meet 21-year-old Gigi Lamayne of South Africa, a singer/rapper who finds herself at the center of her country’s most important debate and social movement in decades: the #FeesMustFall movement. The day she graduated from university, Gigi dropped a protest … Read more »

  • blog July 26, 2016

    Music Video: Gigi Lamayne’s “Fees Will Fall”

    How long are they gone lie to us, And smile with us, Acting like they’ll cry with us? Our parents barely get a wage, But they slave for this nation. The black child will never ever gain emancipation. … Qualification … Read more »

  • blog July 12, 2016

    Field Report: Festival International de Jazz Montreal 2016

    This year marked the 37th edition of the Festival International de Jazz Montreal and, as always, for world music fans there was a plethora of treats in addition to all that jazz. With nine free outdoor stages and 11 indoor … Read more »

  • blog July 5, 2016

    New Podcast Series: Afropop Closeups

    We are very excited to announce the launch of our new podcast series, Afropop Closeups, bringing poignant and provocative stories from the African planet to listeners. These succinct podcasts, substantially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, feature the … Read more »

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