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  • 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 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 »

  • program December 15, 2016

    Africa Now! 2016 Rocks the Apollo Theater in Harlem

    Every year, the world-famous Apollo Theater and New York’s World Music Institute pack the house for a stellar lineup of established and emerging artists from the African continent. This year was especially impressive. We bring you concert highlights and interviews … Read more »

  • blog November 2, 2016

    Photo Essay: Sauti Sol, Jojo Abot and Vanessa Mdee in Concert

    East and West Africa met at the Highline Ballroom on Oct. 30 for a vibrant set from singers Vanessa Mdee and Jojo Abot–from Tanzania and Ghana, respectively–and Kenyan superstars Sauti Sol. The house was overflowing with ecstatic fans and positive energy that … Read more »

  • blog July 4, 2016

    New Wiyaala Video: Tuma (No Food for the Lazy Man)

    Wiyaala, the Ghanaian pop sensation and the winner of the 2012 “Vodafone Icons” reality show, has released a new music video for her song, “Tuma (No Food for the Lazy Man).” The brightly colored video features a group of kids … Read more »

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