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  • closeups August 9, 2016

    Haitian Radio on American Airwaves

    On one stretch of Nostrand Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn, there’s a Haitian radio station on every block—Radio Soleil, Radyo Panou, Radio Triomphe—each broadcasting the sounds of Kreyol conversations and konpa music. Haitian immigrants have brought a deep love of radio … Read more »

  • blog July 24, 2014

    Chronixx Makes U.S. TV Debut on The Tonight Show

    Jamaican roots reggae artist Chronixx guested on the July 22 broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, his impressive performance marking his U.S. television debut. The 21-year-old’s fame has been steadily on the rise since the release of his … Read more »

  • blog August 14, 2013

    Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey Live in the U.S.

    The legendary Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey made his name as a pioneer of  modern jùjú music through his intense rivalry with King Sunny Ade. The prolonged competition between the two fueled a golden age in the late ‘60s and early … Read more »

  • blog May 3, 2013

    Alec Lomami- The Mélancolie Joyeuse E.P.

    In last week’s “Africa In America” episode, we played a brand new track from Alec Lomami, the Congolese fashion plate who’s been teasing audiences with his first official release for close to two years. The Mélancolie Joyeuse E.P. was officially released … Read more »

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