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  • blog January 19, 2017

    Field Report: Afrojam Music Conference 2017

    Élage Diouf. All photos via Afrojam’s Facebook Things got funky Uptown Saturday night, as Afrojam, an up-and-coming booking company in New York, presented a solid lineup of musicians from Africa and the African diaspora. It seems like every big music event … Read more »

  • blog December 30, 2016

    Tribute to African Music Producer Ibrahima Sylla

    Afropop Worldwide commemorates the pre-eminent African music producer and visionary Ibrahima Sylla, who died three years ago on Dec. 30. For some unknown reason we neglected to note his passing at the time, but to correct the record, we here … Read more »

  • blog November 30, 2016

    Happy Birthday Pépé Kallé

    Today, Nov. 30, 2016, Pépé Kallé would have been 65 years old. Also known affectionately by his fans as l’Eléphant de la Musique Africaine (the Elephant of African Music) in his home of the Democratic Republic of Congo and throughout the world, … Read more »

  • blog November 11, 2016

    Congolese Superstar Fally Ipupa Live in New York

    All photos by Sebastian Bouknight. Videos by Akornefa Akyea. Here are the facts: Fally Ipupa performed in New York, NY on Saturday, Nov. 5 with his band, F’Victeam. The show took place at Symphony Space, a seated and semi-carpeted venue … Read more »

  • blog November 10, 2016

    Fally Ipupa: The Kinshasa Hustle, Libanga and Democracy

    On Nov. 4, the Afropop team interviewed Fally Ipupa, one of the best-known singers and bandleaders in Congolese popular music, in his room at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Fally and his group F’Victeam performed live the next night, at New … Read more »

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