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  • blog February 3, 2014

    Web Exclusive Podcast- Angelique Kidjo: The Roots of “Eve”

    In addition to Afropop Worldwide’s new show, Benin: Transforming Traditions, we bring you this web exclusive podcast, Angelique Kidjo: The Roots Of Eve, featuring new music and an exclusive interview with the Queen herself. Afropop Worldwide has followed Angelique since … Read more »

  • interview January 30, 2014

    Angelique Kidjo discusses her new CD “Eve,” and book “Spirit Rising”

    2014 is looking like a big year for Benin’s biggest music star, Angélique Kidjo. She has a new book out, “Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music” (with Rachel Wenrick. Harper Design). It tells the story of her remarkable artistic childhood … Read more »

  • blog January 28, 2014

    Afropop Takes On The Grammys

    The Grammys have come and gone, and, as seems to be the case each year, the music industry’s biggest awards show did not devote a single moment of airtime to the kind of music that we cover here at Afropop. … Read more »

  • hip-deep December 23, 2013

    Jewish Communities of Sub-Saharan Africa

    Once-substantial Jewish enclaves of Morocco, Algeria and other North Africa states have dwindled steadily since World War II, mostly through migration to Israel. In sub-Saharan Africa, lesser known Jewish communities provide strikingly different narratives. Guided by ethnomusicologist and Rabbi Jeffrey … Read more »

  • blog December 23, 2013

    Banning Eyre’s Top Ten for 2013

    With so much musical travel this year—Accra, Beirut, Montreal…—and so much producing around Ghana and Lebanon, I have not been as focused on current releases as usual. So I am even less inclined to call this a true “Best Of … Read more »

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