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  • hip-deep July 20, 2017

    Proving the Bubu Myth: Janka Nabay, War and Witchcraft in Sierra Leone

    This is an encore presentation. Originally aired in July 2014. Every year on Sierra Leone’s Independence Day in late April, musicians and revelers descend upon Freetown from throughout the country. Parades and celebrations traverse the city, joining diverse neighborhoods with … Read more »

  • review May 17, 2017

    Build Music

    Janka Nabay’s first international release, En Yay Sah, came out on Luaka Bop in 2012. It was a revelation of the power of Janka’s simple, trance-inducing music to connect with U.S. and European audiences who had no context for traditional … Read more »

  • blog April 14, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. 5

    This is the fifth feature in a series we’re calling “Fresh Cuts.” It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists and everything in between. Today we’ve got, among other things, intimate r&b … Read more »

  • blog January 12, 2017

    APAP Showcase Marathon

    When the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) convenes in New York each year, one of the goals is to decide who will be performing on North American festival stages in the coming season. An influx of independent musicians, many … Read more »

  • blog August 25, 2015

    Tal National and the Bubu Gang: High Energy Afro-Rock at Poisson Rouge

    High-energy African music went down at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge club on Aug. 19. Sierra Leone’s Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang kicked things off with a relentless set of electro-trance music in the style Nabay has created out … Read more »

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