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  • program May 5, 2016

    Afropop Travels to Abidjan for the 2016 MASA Festival

    Georges and Sean head to Abidjan, the commercial and artistic center of Côte d’Ivoire, to cover the 2016 edition of MASA, perhaps the biggest arts festival of its kind on the continent. Over the course of a week, six acts … Read more »

  • viv April 8, 2016

    Voices in Vinyl: Bahia Bound

    After traveling from London to the Philippines, touching down for two days at home in the Hawaiian islands, then heading to Rio de Janeiro for 10 days of reporting, I was ready for a break. Don’t get me wrong, the … Read more »

  • blog March 16, 2016

    Photo Essay: MASA Festival in Abidjan, Part Six

    In Abidjan, we found a city with a diverse multicultural presence where the traditional and modern coexist. Saturday night in Zone Quatre, restaurants and clubs are thriving; in Yopougon, we met a community of women rhythmically sifting cassava in unison … Read more »

  • review January 26, 2015

    Convoque Seu Buda

    It’s been three years since Criolo released Nó Na Orelha, the album that raised his status from underground São Paulo MC to internationally renowned representative of Brazil’s hip-hop community. Without distancing himself from the socially conscious message that has defined … Read more »

  • feature February 28, 2014

    Maracatu Nação – the Afro-Brazilian culture of Carnaval in Pernambuco

    It’s a sweltering night, and the pulsating crowd only adds to the heat. The shout, “Tu Maraca! Tu Maraca!” by musician Naná Vasconcelos reverberates throughout downtown Recife. More than 400 percussionists from over 30 different maracatu nations answer, beating out … Read more »

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