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  • blog December 13, 2016

    Video Premiere: Lakuta’s “Rice and Peace”

    If you are an Afropop regular, you have probably heard the single “Bata Boy” from Lakuta. This vibrant Afrobeat posse cooks up a particularly British and multiculturalist strain of the classic Nigerian genre. The band members hail from Brighton, U.K., … Read more »

  • blog September 14, 2016

    Remembering Prince Buster: The Passing of A Jamaican Music Legend

    Jamaican singer and producer Muhammed Yusef Ali, known to his fans as Prince Buster, passed away in Miami on Sept. 8. A pivotal figure in the early development of Jamaican popular music, his recording career spanned the 1950s and ‘60s, … Read more »

  • closeups August 23, 2016

    Grimewave

    Grime, the hard-edged, M.C.-led U.K. dance style that flourished in the early 2000s, seemed long gone. Its best rappers had moved on, and its fans increasingly abandoned hope. But then… something astounding happened: 2016 became grime’s biggest year ever. Produced … Read more »

  • blog July 5, 2016

    New Podcast Series: Afropop Closeups

    We are very excited to announce the launch of our new podcast series, Afropop Closeups, bringing poignant and provocative stories from the African planet to listeners. These succinct podcasts, substantially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, feature the … Read more »

  • blog June 14, 2016

    Nile Project Comes to Europe

    For those who have been following Afropop for the past few years, it’s likely you’ve heard of and been enamored with the Nile Project. In brief, the project’s intent is to foster cultural exchange and bring a positive change to … Read more »

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