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  • hip-deep December 1, 2016

    The Money Show

    Every day, money changes hands in Ghanaian cedi, South African rand, and Brazilian real as music is created, traded, performed, purchased and pirated. In this episode we look at the business side of African music, through a series of vignettes … Read more »

  • blog November 2, 2016

    Photo Essay: Sauti Sol, Jojo Abot and Vanessa Mdee in Concert

    East and West Africa met at the Highline Ballroom on Oct. 30 for a vibrant set from singers Vanessa Mdee and Jojo Abot–from Tanzania and Ghana, respectively–and Kenyan superstars Sauti Sol. The house was overflowing with ecstatic fans and positive energy that … Read more »

  • interview August 25, 2016

    Bunny Wailer Reflects on His Legacy

    Bunny Wailer was a few dates into his first U.S. tour in over 20 years on May 2, 2016 when the band went on at B.B. King Blues Club in New York City. Bunny and his band, led by veteran … Read more »

  • blog July 12, 2016

    One Africa Music Festival Lineup Update

    The One Africa Music Festival has added several new acts to its already star-studded lineup. The event, slated for July 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, boasts some of the most widely recognized Afrobeats musicians, including Wizkid and Davido, … Read more »

  • hip-deep June 23, 2016

    Roots and Future: A History of U.K. Dance

    Look around today’s musical mainstream, and you’ll quickly realized that dance styles are everywhere, filling stadiums, topping charts, and gathering tens of thousands in festivals around the country. Yet few know their full history. Building on prior Hip Deep explorations … Read more »

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