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  • feature December 29, 2016

    James Burns Discusses Music of Ghana’s Volta Region

    For our program “Ghana: Celebration Sounds,” we talked with James Burns, professor of music at SUNY Binghamton. He has played and researched music from Ghana, Togo and Benin for the past 20 years, written an acclaimed book, Female Voices from … Read more »

  • blog December 22, 2016

    Photo Essay: Ghana–Celebration Sounds

    Borborbor is a common community recreational music in the Volta Region of Ghana, performed at festivals and celebrations especially around the Christmas holidays, when there are borborbor parties almost every evening. I attended a couple of borborbor parties in and … Read more »

  • blog December 22, 2016

    Afropop Exclusive Mixes: Dagbani and Ghana Roots Pop

    If you couldn’t get enough of the music on this week’s program, “Ghana: Celebration Sounds”, Afropop producer Morgan Greenstreet has two exclusive mixes for you to continue immersing yourself in the neo-traditional sounds of Ghanaian music. Feel free to download, stream and … Read more »

  • program December 22, 2016

    Ghana: Celebration Sounds

    In hard times and boom times, people in Ghana know how to party. In this program, we hear the regional pop and neotraditional music that animates festivals, funerals and community celebrations across the county. We travel to the lush Volta … Read more »

  • blog October 2, 2015

    Video Premiere: Delasi’s “Commot For Der”

    This past August, Ghanaian rapper Delasi released his debut album, the sprawling and enthralling #ThoughJourney. Afropop writer Morgan Greenstreet spoke to Delasi about the album and his plans for “world domination.” We are very happy to premiere the video for “Commot For … Read more »

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