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  • blog December 20, 2016

    Field Report: Visa For Music in Rabat, Morocco

    Report from the Visa For Music expo held in Rabat, Morocco, by Bastiaan Springer, a producer for Radio 5 (Netherlands), and a world music journalist since 1984. For more than 20 years now WOMEX has been the biggest international networking … Read more »

  • program March 10, 2016

    Dancefloor Dynamite: Future Grooves Today

    Sometimes it’s hard to sit still in the Afropop office. The funkiest, most leg-shakingly infectious music blasts from our speakers on a regular basis. Impromptu dance demonstrations have been known to take place. It’s our mission to share this wealth … Read more »

  • blog October 22, 2013

    Omar Souleyman Brings The Green Screen

    There’s a lot to take in from the new video for Omar Souleyman’s “Warni Warni.” Souleyman, straight-faced and wearing his trademark turban, sings, claps and makes the “come-and-get-it” hand gesture in front a pyramid, on top of polar ice caps, … Read more »

  • blog October 14, 2013

    Wenu Wenu

    Ever since we first heard that Syrian dabke star (and longtime Afropop favorite) Omar Souleyman was releasing a record (the first he’s ever recorded in a western studio) with the eclectic electronica producer Four Tet, we’ve been following news of … Read more »

  • blog June 10, 2013

    Omar Souleyman and… Four Tet?

    Omar Souleyman has long been known as the hardest working man in Syrian show business, touring constantly and releasing literally hundreds of tapes of his keyboard heavy, ultra-high energy wedding rave-ups (the official count is somewhere around 500, but it’s … Read more »

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