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  • program September 29, 2016

    Carnival In Brooklyn

    Every September, millions of people celebrate Carnival in Brooklyn. From the pre-dawn J’ouvert bacchanal in the streets, to the intense Panorama steel pan competition, to the massive Labor Day Parade on Eastern Parkway, Central Brooklyn is transformed into a Caribbean … Read more »

  • blog September 29, 2016

    Photo Essay: Steel Pan in Brooklyn

    During the last couple of weeks of August, producer Morgan Greenstreet and I spent many evenings in the panyards of Brooklyn. We watched as the steel bands perfected their complex arrangements for Panorama, the annual steel band competition held at the Brooklyn Museum … Read more »

  • program September 1, 2016

    Sounds Like Brooklyn

    At Afropop, we have gone far and wide, from Brazil to England to Madagascar to Egypt, tracking down incredible music to bring back home to our headquarters in Brooklyn. For our newest program, “Sounds Like Brooklyn,” we stay closer to … Read more »

  • blog August 18, 2016

    Afropop’s Dispatches from New York City

    Afropop Worldwide is proud to announce a four-part series of shows focused on New York City, our home base. Starting this weekend, tune in for a variety of musical traditions showcasing the range of musicianship this big city has to … Read more »

  • blog July 25, 2016

    And the WOMEX 16 Artist Award Goes to…

    Calypso Rose! The World Music Expo, a Berlin-based organization that organizes conferences, showcases, film screenings, award ceremonies and more, will honor the Tobagonian singer with the WOMEX Artist Award during its annual meeting in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, this October. Rose … Read more »

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