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  • program March 10, 2016

    Dancefloor Dynamite: Future Grooves Today

    Sometimes it’s hard to sit still in the Afropop office. The funkiest, most leg-shakingly infectious music blasts from our speakers on a regular basis. Impromptu dance demonstrations have been known to take place. It’s our mission to share this wealth … Read more »

  • interview July 16, 2015

    Bodega City: Gary Sullivan on Music in New York

    In preparation for the new Afropop broadcast, “Sounds Like Brooklyn,” producer Jesse Brent invited Bodega Pop blog founder Gary Sullivan to the APWW headquarters, where they talked about Gary’s favorite bodegas around New York City. Sullivan is a poet who … Read more »

  • blog July 7, 2015

    Q&A: Jannis Stürtz of Habibi Funk, New Label For Old Arabic Tunes

    Jannis Stürtz and Malte Kraus run the Berlin- and Cologne-based label Jakarta Records, which boasts an eclectic roster of hip-hop, jazz, bass; whatever they’re into that has a groove. While Jakarta remains home to new releases, it just gave birth to its first … Read more »

  • program June 6, 2015

    Two Tenors of Arabic Music Play Las Vegas

    In Las Vegas in the year 2000, two legends of Arabic art music performed an historic concert. Wadi’ Al-Safi was called “the pure voice of Lebanon” because for decades he had brought the folkloric songs of the Lebanese countryside to … Read more »

  • blog May 21, 2015

    Zombie Worldwide: Freemuse Releases Fela Cover by Young Arab Musicians

    The Danish human rights organization Freemuse has been on the cutting edge of cultural developments around the world for decades now. With its laser focus on strategies and tactics governments use to silence or suppress artists, especially musicians, Freemuse has … Read more »

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