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  • blog March 14, 2017

    New Sounds and Next Steps for SXSW: ContraBanned Showcase

    South by Southwest (SXSW), an annual festival and conference in Austin, TX for the film, interactive media and music industries, celebrates its 30th year March 13-19, 2017. Always a benchmark event for national and international music scenes, SXSW this year … Read more »

  • blog February 2, 2017

    #NoBanNoWall: Bandcamp Makes A Move Against Immigration Restrictions

    On Fri., Feb. 3, the independent music distribution platform Bandcamp will be giving 100 percent of today’s proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union for their legal efforts to support immigrants and refugees currently targeted by an executive order banning … Read more »

  • 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 »

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