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  • blog July 30, 2017

    Field Report: 2017 Latin Alternative Music Conference

    The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) is a week-long series of events dedicated to the freshest artists coming out of the Spanish-speaking world. The whole gathering is an incredible opportunity for artists and their teams to learn from and network … Read more »

  • interview June 29, 2017

    Rafiya to Perform at Essence Fest in New Orleans

    Music continues to be a male-dominated field, from producers and label executives to performers, particularly in the African and diasporic music genres. It was a breath of fresh air to speak with Rafiya, a New York/New Jersey-based female singer/songwriter thriving … Read more »

  • blog March 13, 2017

    Ticket Giveaway: Somi At the Highline Ballroom

    Born to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, acclaimed East African vocalist and songwriter Somi continues to depict the life and struggles of immigrants through her music. Somi draws her inspiration from the lively immigrant community of Harlem where she has … Read more »

  • interview March 10, 2017

    The Francis Brothers: African Record Center

    Brooklyn, New York is a melting pot of many nationalities and cultures. There are also seemingly a million places that exhibit and pay homage to the history of these cultures. Tucked away in the heart of Prospect Lefferts Garden are … Read more »

  • blog January 18, 2017

    Sauti Sol Comes to Brooklyn

    The award-winning Kenyan group Sauti Sol stopped by the Afropop Worldwide office to speak with Akornefa Akyea, Director of New Media, about their “Best Group” win at the MTV Africa Music Awards, their latest album Live and Die in Afrika, … Read more »

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