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  • interview June 9, 2016

    “What is Vaudou Music?” Peter Solo Speaks

    One of the highlights of the inaugural Voodoo To Go Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands was Vaudou Game, a tremendous six piece Afro-funk band based in Lyon, France. Led by Togolese vocalist and guitarist Peter Solo, Vaudou Game is taking Europe … Read more »

  • program June 9, 2016

    Voodoo To Go Festival

    Producer Morgan Greenstreet follows the trail of West African Vaudou spiritual music to a very unlikely place—Utrecht, Netherlands—for the first edition of the Voodoo To Go Festival. Pioneered by Togolese entrepreneur Leopold Ekué Messan, the three-day festival set out to … Read more »

  • blog April 9, 2014

    The 2014 Afropop (Un)official World Cup Album

    If sports are a metaphor for life, then the 2014 World Cup, held this summer in Brazil, is probably an extremely obvious metaphor for the socio-economic divides of contemporary Brazil. Preparation for the games has come at a high price … Read more »

  • interview December 5, 2013

    Guerrilla Filmmaking Meets Global Hip-Hop: An Interview with Muhammida El Muhajir

    Hip-Hop: The New World Order, available at hiphopisglobal.com, is one of the few films to delve into the huge impact that hip-hop has made all over the world. Muhammida El Muhajir originally shot the documentary between 1998 and 2000, travelling … Read more »

  • interview December 3, 2013

    An Interview with Minyeshu

    Minyeshu is fresh off the release of her stunning new album Black Ink (we reviewed it here), in which she deftly mixes her the traditions of Ethiopian pop with an up to the minute take on funk, soul, and indy … Read more »

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