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  • blog September 21, 2016

    A Conversation with Paa Kow, Afro-Fusion Drum Maestro

    Drummer Paa Kow (pronounced Pah-Ko) grew up in a musical family in a small town near the coast of Ghana. His artistic energy and creativity was clear from a very young age, when he joined his family’s traveling concert band … Read more »

  • blog September 1, 2016

    Photo Essay: King Sunny Adé and Wunmi in Brooklyn

    At the tail end of a redemptive North American tour (after two years of planned tours had been canceled), the king of jùjú music, King Sunny Adé, returned to New York for the third time this summer. This night was a special … Read more »

  • blog January 28, 2016

    Africa Meets India in Brooklyn

    Already home to Clocktower Radio—which broadcasts the unparalleled Brazilian music show “Sonoridad”—Pioneer Works in Brooklyn is adding another massive feather to its musical cap: a three-month residency of African and Indian musical collaboration. The Indian classical music collective Brooklyn Raga … Read more »

  • blog July 29, 2014

    A Rising Tide: Mokoomba

    The international press has called Mokoomba, the six-piece group from Zimbabwe, an “overnight success story.” But like many such stories, their “overnight” began a decade ago. The group hails from Victoria Falls, also known in Tonga as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke … Read more »

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