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  • interview February 9, 2017

    Afrisa Lives! Interview with Modero Mekanisi

    L’Orchestre Afrisa International is one of the most consequential African bands of the 20th century. It was the third major Congolese band to feature vocal legend Tabu Ley Rochereau, but this was the band he led for most of his … Read more »

  • blog February 8, 2017

    Afropop Worldwide Residency at Threes Brewing

    Afropop Worldwide is excited to announce that we are curating a live music residency for the month of March at Brooklyn venue Threes Brewing! The series will present New York-based musicians performing the excellent African and Afro-diasporic music featured on our … Read more »

  • 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 »

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