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  • program November 17, 2016

    Afropop Live! 2016

    The crowd grows restless until finally the lights go down and the artist takes the stage, and that’s when things come alive. It’s “Afropop Live! 2016”–an anthology of some of the best performances we had the honor to see and … Read more »

  • blog October 18, 2016

    One Africa Music Fest (Afrobeat and Afropop) Comes to Houston This Saturday

    If you’re in Houston, the Toyota Center is the place to be this Saturday, Oct. 22. Nigerian super-promoter Paul Okoye’s Upfront & Personal presents the Houston edition of the One Africa Music Fest, which rocked Brooklyn in July. We were in attendance at … Read more »

  • blog October 12, 2016

    Rokia Traore Performs in New York City

    The Malian superstar Rokia Traore returns to New York on Oct. 30th for a concert at Symphony Space, part of the World Music Institute‘s Desert Blues series. We reviewed her excellent new album Né So. Tickets are now available here.

  • video October 11, 2016

    King Sunny Adé: Afropop Video Interview

    Nigerian juju legend King Sunny Adé paid an overdue visit to New York in July 2016, performing at Central Park SummerStage. Afropop was invited to film the concert and interview the legend on video. He spoke with Afropop about his … Read more »

  • blog October 7, 2016

    Afropop Premiere: Combo Chimbita, “Frio Severo”

    Combo Chimbita makes powerful genre-defying, psychedelic Colombian music with just a quartet: Felipe Quiroz, Andres Jiménez and Camilo Rodriguez of M.A.K.U. Soundsystem with singer Carolina Oliveros, cantadora of the traditional bullerengue group Bulla en El Barrio. On our recent program Colombia in NYC, we featured music from … Read more »

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