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  • 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 »

  • blog November 3, 2015

    Behind the Scenes: Owiny Sigoma Band in Kenya

    Owiny Sigoma Band is a prolonged collaboration between pop musicians from the U.K. and traditional musicians from Kenya: Louis and Jesse Hackett, Tom Skinner from England  and Joseph Nyamungu and Charles Owoko, masters of traditional Luo instruments, the nyatiti harp and the … Read more »

  • blog October 13, 2015

    St Germain Pays Electronic Homage to Mali

    Afropop’s Sean Barlow recently talked to French electronic music artist St Germain (a.k.a. Ludovic Navarre) about his just-released self-titled album (Nonesuch), a collaboration with excellent Malian artists, including veteran singers Nahawa Doumbia and Zoumana Tereta, as well as musicians from … Read more »

  • review October 13, 2015

    St Germain

    I should state upfront that I’m not easily impressed by electronic mixes that incorporate samples and performances of African music. It’s too easy to create predictable grooves with ethnic window dressing, an approach that has now become a genre unto … Read more »

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