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  • program January 7, 2016

    Beneath the Music: An African History of Bass

    This week, Afropop celebrates one of the true unsung heroes of African music: the bass. Join us as we slap, pop and thump our way across the African diaspora with our ears tuned to those fat sounds beneath the music … Read more »

  • blog July 1, 2014

    World Cup Brazil Mixtape Roundup

    As you may or may not have noticed there is currently a rather important soccer tournament currently underway. And, going a bit deeper, you may also have heard talk that it is taking place in Brazil. Both of these things … Read more »

  • feature April 3, 2014

    Beneath the Music: Featured Artists

    In this week’s episode of Afropop Worldwide, “Beneath the Music: An Afropop History of Bass”, we pay tribute to the great bassists in African music history. Although often under-appreciated, bassists in Africa have taken the instrument to exciting new places and … Read more »

  • blog September 11, 2013

    Mediopicky drop “Megutatetu (Uanztana)” Ft. Acentoh & Sosa Mas Nada

    This song? One of those sit up and take notice moments. From the trap-mutated dancehall bass that shudders through the opening to the marching band snare meets punk rock chord progressions that smear their way through the center of the … Read more »

  • blog June 25, 2013

    El Mahdy Jr. Album Release

    The Spirit of Fucked Up Places. The jarring title of this album is totally fitting: the sonic adventures of El Mahdy Jr. are a spooky journey into an experimental soundscape which constantly hovers at the edges of violence and audio-cultural … Read more »

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