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  • review June 6, 2016

    Rivers: From the Congo to the Mississippi

    Siama Matuzungidi left his rural home in Zaire at age 17, headed for the capital, Kinshasa, to make his way as a musician. From the start, he played guitar backing greats like Sam Mangwana and Tshala Muana. Later, when he … Read more »

  • blog January 17, 2014

    Lessons in Style and Life from the Congo

      La Societé des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes, or Society of Elegant Persons, began as an act of civil disobedience in the Congo, embracing a distinctly Congolese sense of style that adopted European clothes and transformed and surpassed them.  … Read more »

  • blog January 15, 2014

    globalFEST 2014 in Photos

    We had a great time at this year’s globalFEST, enjoying about a month’s worth of outstanding concerts in the span of a couple of hours. Check a few photos of the night’s festivities taken by Afropop senior editor Banning Eyre- … Read more »

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