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  • program June 2, 2016

    Three Survivors: Paulo Flores, Emmanuel Jal, Lágbájá

    We profile three African musicians who have created significant careers in the face of daunting challenges in their countries. Paulo Flores, champion of semba and kizomba in Angola, came of age in the midst of that country’s long post-independence civil … Read more »

  • blog February 11, 2016

    Bombino and More at Africa Now! Apollo Theater March 26

    Even by the impossibly high standards of the Apollo Theater, this year’s Africa Now! lineup exudes cool. The annual celebration of African culture takes place March 26 at the legendary Harlem venue, and features a number of Afropop favorites including Tuareg … Read more »

  • blog February 4, 2016

    The Nile Project on Tour in Egypt

    The best thing to come down the Nile since the silt that fertilized the delta, the international musical coalition known as The Nile Project hits the road in Egypt this month. Starting Feb. 6 in Aswan, The Nile Project will … Read more »

  • interview August 11, 2015

    Emmanuel Jal: Between Che and Gandhi

    Emmanuel Jal is a South Sudanese rapper with a story from hell. A child soldier who fled the conflict that split Sudan into two countries, Jal emerged from his tribulations in 2004 with his first album, Gua, and gained international … Read more »

  • blog July 9, 2015

    Emmanuel Jal: In Recognition of the Fourth Anniversary of South Sudan

    Once a child soldier, Emmanuel Jal knows firsthand what it is like to grow up in a war-torn country. A writer, public speaker and hip-hop artist, Jal has relayed his experiences, in his own words, as a “war child.” Today … Read more »

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