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  • program January 12, 2017

    Colombia in NYC

    New York City is home to a diverse community of Colombian musicians and groups who create in a wide range of traditional, popular and experimental music styles for diasporic communities and beyond. Our “Colombia in NYC” program takes us from … Read more »

  • blog January 5, 2017

    Tosin Aribisala Asks: “What Are We Gonna Do?” in New Single

    Nigerian music composer, vocalist/percussionist Tosin Aribisala is no newcomer to the music scene. He is primarily known as a master drummer with a tight groove and has performed, recorded and toured around the world with big names like Taj Mahal, Baaba Maal, … Read more »

  • blog December 25, 2016

    Photo Essay: Afropolitan Vibes Festival in Lagos

     Afropop Worldwide attended the debut Afropolitan Vibes Music Festival held in Freedom Park, Lagos, Nigeria on Dec. 16-17, produced by Nigerian-German musician, music and film producer Ade Bantu and a dedicated team. Building on a successful monthly concert series, Afropolitan Vibes … Read more »

  • blog December 19, 2016

    Photo Essay: Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 at SOB’s

    All photos by Sebastian Bouknight. For a full gallery of all the photos from the night, scroll to the bottom. Seun Kuti has a tattoo stretching across his back in Gothic lettering: “FELA LIVES.” When you see him perform, you … Read more »

  • blog December 13, 2016

    Video Premiere: Lakuta’s “Rice and Peace”

    If you are an Afropop regular, you have probably heard the single “Bata Boy” from Lakuta. This vibrant Afrobeat posse cooks up a particularly British and multiculturalist strain of the classic Nigerian genre. The band members hail from Brighton, U.K., … Read more »

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