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  • blog September 22, 2016

    Mapfumo and Mawarire Chant Down Mugabe at the UN

    There was a fascinating meeting of Zimbabwean generations during the U.N. General Assembly in New York this week. As 92-year-old Robert Mugabe was delivering yet another platitude-laden speech at the podium, complaining about 16 years of targeted sanctions against members … Read more »

  • blog September 17, 2016

    Zimbabwe Solidarity at U.N. Gathering

    Followers of Afropop and Zimbabwean political developments likely know about the #ThisFlag movement, which has breathed new life into the forces of change in this great but troubled nation. This coming week, world leaders, including embattled Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, … Read more »

  • botb June 8, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Southern Exposure–A Journey in Southern Africa

    In this installment of “Best of The Beat,” we offer a fascinating narrative by our itinerant writer/scholar, Ron Sakolsky, who spent six months in 1998 post-apartheid South Africa as a resident professor at the University of Natal in Durban, and … Read more »

  • program May 12, 2016

    Afropop Live Highlights

    Afropop is proud to present live recordings of some of the most glorious moments in musical history: the New York debut of South Africa’s Mahotella Queens in 1987; Thomas Mapfumo with his mbira-heavy Blacks Unlimited in New York in 1991; … Read more »

  • blog April 6, 2016

    Field Report: Three Takes on Southern African Music

    In the past week, three strong acts from Zimbabwe and South Africa have graced East Coast stages. We already reported on the Africa Now show at the Apollo Theater, featuring Mokoomba, a young band from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. We were … Read more »

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