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  • review October 17, 2016

    Urgent Jumping! East African Musiki wa Dansi Classics

    Urgent Jumping! East African Musiki wa Dansi Classics is Stern’s latest deep dive into the reservoir of classic East African pop music from the AI Records archives. The two-disc set, compiled by U.K. (and one time Dar es Salaam) -based … Read more »

  • program May 12, 2016

    Afropop Live Highlights

    Afropop is proud to present live recordings of some of the most glorious moments in musical history: the New York debut of South Africa’s Mahotella Queens in 1987; Thomas Mapfumo with his mbira-heavy Blacks Unlimited in New York in 1991; … Read more »

  • botb March 1, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Simba Wanyika

    A radio DJ sends music out into the air, never knowing where it will land. In this case, music I played on my “African Beat” program began a chain of life-changing events for listener Peter Toll, who, captivated by East … Read more »

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