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  • program July 28, 2016

    Festivals Around the World

    We travel to Zanzibar to enjoy highlights from the Sauti za Busara Festival, focused on Swahili sounds from coastal East Africa, then north to the Fes Festival of Sacred World Music in Morocco, where we hear the ecstatic sounds of … Read more »

  • review May 31, 2016

    Ave Africa: The Kitoko Sound of East Africa 1973-1976

    The band known as Sunburst was a short-lived Tanzanian Afrosoul group that flourished in southern Africa’s halcyon post-colonial days before the economic downturn of the late ’70s. True to its name, Sunburst was a brief phenomenon but a brilliant one. They … Read more »

  • botb March 1, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Simba Wanyika

    A radio DJ sends music out into the air, never knowing where it will land. In this case, music I played on my “African Beat” program began a chain of life-changing events for listener Peter Toll, who, captivated by East … 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 »

  • blog August 27, 2015

    Sauti za Busara Festival Canceled For 2016

    Zanzibar’s long-running Sauti za Busara Festival recently announced the cancellation of its 2016 edition, scheduled for February of next year. The annual festival, one of the largest in East Africa, ran for the last 12 years in Zanzibar’s Stone Town … Read more »

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