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  • blog May 12, 2017

    Impressions From Omar Souleyman at Poisson Rouge

    Omar Souleyman, turns out, has a beautiful smile. The poster for his Thursday show at Manhattan’s Le Poisson Rouge, presented by the World Music Institute, gives you a good idea of the inscrutable public face that the Syrian musician has … Read more »

  • 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 »

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