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  • program August 18, 2016

    Colombia in NYC

    New York City is home to a diverse community of Colombian musicians and groups who create in a wide range of traditional, popular and experimental music styles for diasporic communities and beyond. Our “Colombia in NYC” program takes us from … Read more »

  • review August 19, 2015

    Nyanza

    Owiny Sigoma already had a great story, but their new album adds a whole new layer. Born out of a British-Kenyan cross-cultural exchange in 2009, the group released the outstanding album Power Punch in 2013, an Afro-futurist mixture of traditional Luo instrumentation … Read more »

  • blog July 22, 2015

    Field Report: Nuits d’Afrique, Montreal

    Afropop was thrilled to return to the annual Nuits d’Afrique Festival in Montreal this past weekend. Montreal is a fun place, full of friendly people, great food, and culture from all over the world. You can hear some of the … Read more »

  • review June 23, 2015

    Adelante

    Four years ago, the world was introduced to Guadelajara’s Los Master Plus through a gloriously cheesy electro-cumbia cover of the Kings of Leon hit “Sex on Fire,” retitled “Sexo en Fuego.” The song alone was amazingly catchy, but the video … Read more »

  • blog December 18, 2014

    Exclusive Mix: Shamon Cassette–Extra Wavy South Africa

    Shamon Cassette first landed on our radar with Wave Crusher, the brilliant Afro-futurist electro-rap mixtape he made with Spoek Mathambo. It combined samples of the Pixies with shout-outs to Black Sheep, rapping in Ndebele with heartfelt reflection on PTSD. And … Read more »

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