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  • review March 28, 2017

    République Amazone

    Any time West African divas ranging from Benin’s superstar Angelique Kidjo to Kandia Kouyaté, perhaps the greatest living female griot (jelimuso) of Mali; to Mariam Doumbia of Amadou and Mariam; to younger mavericks like Mamani Keita and Nneka of Nigeria, … Read more »

  • blog March 2, 2017

    Exclusive Mix: Africa Now! At the Apollo Theater

    DJ Nenim will be performing on March 11 at Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theater for Africa Now!, a concert in collaboration with World Music Institute and the Apollo Theater. In celebration of deejaying alongside these great artists, he has put together … Read more »

  • blog October 13, 2016

    Issa Bagayogo (1961-2016)

    Issa Bagayogo was a trailblazer in West African music. His 1999 debut release, Sya (Cobalt/Six Degrees) set a new direction for Malian pop. It drew on his background playing the kamele ngoni, literally “young man’s harp,” a kind of secular … Read more »

  • blog September 2, 2016

    Hear El Bles’ New EP “I Am Latin Soul”

    It’s a late entry, but you might want to clear some room on your summer 2016 playlists for a new EP from the Orlando, FL-based Puerto Rican producer El Bles titled I Am Latin Soul. True to its name, the record … Read more »

  • blog August 15, 2016

    Photo Essay: Mbongwana Star, Batida, Young Paris

    On a sweltering Sunday, Aug. 14 in Manhattan, another fine lineup of African music acts raised spirits at Central Park SummerStage. This time the focus was Congo and Angola. Young Paris, a young rapper/singer/dancer/bandleader–out of Hudson, NY but with family … Read more »

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