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  • interview September 12, 2017

    Mind the Band: Tony Allen

    “Mind the Band” is a new series consisting of interviews conducted and transcribed by Nenim Iwebuke. Nenim is a Nigerian-born, New York-based DJ who brought this series to life through his many encounters with underground and mainstream musicians performing at … Read more »

  • review September 7, 2017

    What Goes Up

    Afrobeat has a much-traveled history. With all the shuttling of ingredients across the pond between Africa and the United States, it could have earned enough frequent flyer miles to go many times around the world–first class. Which in many ways … Read more »

  • blog August 25, 2017

    Ticket Giveaway: Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, With Super Yamba Band

    We were all upset to hear that the upcoming Mahmoud Ahmed and Hailu Mergia concert was recently canceled, but luckily we have another exciting ticket giveaway opportunity for you: Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 with Super Yamba Band. Afropop, along with … Read more »

  • blog August 25, 2017

    Afropop Premiere: “No Bad News” by Chicago Afrobeat Project

    A couple of weeks ago we premiered the energetic and socially charged “Race Hustle,” from Chicago Afrobeat Project’s upcoming album What Goes Up. This time the band comes back with a more laid-back and modern feel on Fela Kuti’s music, … Read more »

  • blog August 21, 2017

    Super Yamba Band at the Emerging Music Festival

    All images by the author. Brooklyn Afrobeat group  Super Yamba Band made the long journey across the East River to Bryant Park in Manhattan to play the third annual Emerging Music Festival on Sat., Aug. 19. Playing second, the band … Read more »

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