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  • blog November 28, 2016

    Fidel Castro and the Africa Connection

    On Fri., Nov. 25 news came that Fidel Castro, a uniquely controversial, divisive and important historical figure, had passed. We look back to a pivotal time in Castro’s life when Cuba was heavily involved in the Angolan civil war that Afropop producer Ned Sublette reported … Read more »

  • review May 31, 2016

    Ave Africa: The Kitoko Sound of East Africa 1973-1976

    The band known as Sunburst was a short-lived Tanzanian Afrosoul group that flourished in southern Africa’s halcyon post-colonial days before the economic downturn of the late ’70s. True to its name, Sunburst was a brief phenomenon but a brilliant one. They … Read more »

  • program December 3, 2015

    Stocking Stuffers 2015

    Tuareg blues, Angelique Kidjo with a symphony orchestra, the return of Les Ambassadeurs and Kandia Kouyate of Mali. New sounds from Zambia and Nigeria, and classic ones from Senegal, Colombia, Zimbabwe and the Dominican Republic. These are just a few … Read more »

  • review July 9, 2015

    Vangaza!

    Here’s a rare and special find out of southern Africa. Brian Chilala is a veteran of Zambian pop, including showings in the 1980s Zam-rock era, forays into the local skiffle genre known as kalindula, and time with one of the … Read more »

  • blog August 26, 2013

    Zambia Roadside 2-Tonga, Ila, Lozi, Leya, Aushi, Bemba

    Like the first Zambia Roadside release from SWP, Zambia Roadside 2 exclusively features performances by little-known folk and traditional groups, selected by Michael Baird from over a decade of his own field recordings in rural Zambia. It’s taken us a little … Read more »

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