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  • blog October 18, 2016

    One Africa Music Fest (Afrobeat and Afropop) Comes to Houston This Saturday

    If you’re in Houston, the Toyota Center is the place to be this Saturday, Oct. 22. Nigerian super-promoter Paul Okoye’s Upfront & Personal presents the Houston edition of the One Africa Music Fest, which rocked Brooklyn in July. We were in attendance at … Read more »

  • blog October 18, 2016

    Ticket Giveaway: Fally Ipupa, Nov. 5

    Congolese rumba icon Fally Ipupa returns to New York City for a live performance with his group F. Vic’ Team at Symphony Space on Nov. 5, presented by Made in Africa NYC. We’re excited to give away a pair of tickets! … Read more »

  • review October 17, 2016

    Urgent Jumping! East African Musiki wa Dansi Classics

    Urgent Jumping! East African Musiki wa Dansi Classics is Stern’s latest deep dive into the reservoir of classic East African pop music from the AI Records archives. The two-disc set, compiled by U.K. (and one time Dar es Salaam) -based … Read more »

  • botb October 11, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Remembering Franco Luambo Makiadi

    Oct. 12 is the 27th anniversary of the passing of one of Africa’s most significant figures: Franco Luambo Makiadi, bandleader of the all-powerful T.P.O.K. Jazz, composer, musician and singer. He was only 51 when he died, but had been making … Read more »

  • blog October 1, 2016

    Fall Benefit Party Success!

    Afropop’s inaugural Icons & Innovators benefit party in Washington D.C. on Thurs., Sept. 29 was a huge success! We had a full house of people from all walks of life and the spirit was high. We celebrated and honored three … Read more »

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