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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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