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  • blog April 26, 2017

    Your Chance to See Mokoomba with Afropop!

    You are invited to join Afropop for a special evening with the electrifying, continent-spanning Zimbabwean powerhouse group Mokoomba at Subrosa on May 3. Afropop’s Banning Eyre calls Mokoomba “the most impressive band Zimbabwe has produced in recent memory.” Read a … Read more »

  • closeups April 25, 2017

    A Conversation With Pedrito Martínez: Part Two

    Cuban master musician Pedrito Martínez talks about his career playing jazz, pop and original music, and sacred regla de ocha ceremonies in New York City. Produced and hosted by Ned Sublette with Kenneth Schweitzer [Distributed 9/13/2016]

  • program April 20, 2017

    The Live Pop-Up Radio Experience

    Live from Brooklyn, it’s Afropop Worldwide! In collaboration with Brooklyn Internet radio station Stewart Avenue, Afropop invited New York-based artists from Africa and the diaspora to our office for a unique live broadcast on Sat., Feb. 11. In case you … Read more »

  • hip-deep April 13, 2017

    The Ring and The Shout

    This Hip Deep episode presents the stunning radio premiere of “Oh, David,” the traditional song of the annual Easter Rock in Winnsboro, Louisiana. The Easter Rock is in fact a surviving ringshout—the oldest known form of African American music—but it’s … Read more »

  • closeups April 11, 2017

    A Conversation With Pedrito Martínez: Part One

    Pedrito Martínez, the superstar New York-based percussionist and vocalist, talks with Ned Sublette and drum scholar Kenneth Schweitzer about how he got started in sacred and popular music in Havana, Cuba. Produced and hosted by Ned Sublette [Distributed 9/06/2016] (Photo … Read more »

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