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  • review January 12, 2017

    Ndule

    John “Jaja” Bashegezi’s music reflects his journey through life from the Congo to East Africa to America. He’s a guitarist and singer of natural grace who has mastered the sensuous guitar style and mellifluous Lingala vocals of classic Congolese music, … Read more »

  • blog September 29, 2016

    “Queen of Katwe” Film Opens This Weekend

    Opening this weekend, the new film Queen of Katwe is based on the life of Phiona Mutesi, who started playing chess at 9 years old in the Kampala, Uganda slum of Katwe, and within four years became an international champion. … Read more »

  • blog September 2, 2016

    Pan-African Nyege Nyege Festival in Uganda

    In April 1966, Africans from around the world convened in Dakar, Senegal, in what was to become a historic celebration of African and Afro-diasporic culture. Inspired by Senegalese president Leopold Senghor’s proud vision of négritude, the First World Festival of … Read more »

  • feature April 14, 2016

    Artists of the Nile Project Speak

    Afropop Worldwide’s program “Inside the Nile Project” takes listeners behind the scenes of perhaps the most unusual African ensemble to tour the United States in 2015. The program is a collaboration between producers Ian Coss and Banning Eyre, both of … Read more »

  • program April 14, 2016

    Inside the Nile Project

    The Nile Project is an ambitious and imaginative attempt to bring about better stewardship of one of the world’s longest rivers by fostering collaboration among artists from the 11 countries the river traverses. It’s an endeavor that spans the Muslim … Read more »

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