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  • blog September 13, 2017

    Field Report: Rototom Sunsplash Festival Celebrates Africa: Reggae Style

    Feature image: Teshay Makeda, singer with African Head Charge. Photo by Lorenzo Scaldaferro ©Rototom The African-Jamaican dialogue has been going strong ever since African rhythms birthed reggae. The Motherland has produced plenty of her own reggae heroes, hosted many others, … Read more »

  • review August 25, 2017

    Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From the Horn of Africa

    How quickly it happens! In the chaotic wake of colonial history, cultures collide and blend and find extraordinary expression in new hybrid music. A scene develops and seizes the imagination of a generation. Composers, singers and bands flourish, producing a … Read more »

  • blog January 30, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. Three

    This is the third feature in a series we’re calling “Fresh Cuts.” It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists and everything in between. Today we’ve got, among other things, rhymes and … Read more »

  • blog December 7, 2016

    Tiken Jah Fakoly Exclusive Interview

    On Nov. 22, Afropop intern Deguet Kone, AKA Kinté, Le Prince Heritier, had a phone interview with Ivoiran reggae legend Tiken Jah Fakoly, in advance of his Nov. 23 concert at Gramercy Theater. You can read Akornefa Akyea’s concert review … Read more »

  • blog December 1, 2016

    Tiken Jah Fakoly Shares Message of African Unity

    A very important message was disseminated to the fortunate people in the presence of Tiken Jah Fakoly on Nov. 23 at the Gramercy Theater. This message was simple: African unity. Speaking to the diverse New York audience, which included Ivorian, … Read more »

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