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  • review March 8, 2016


    One of the great pop music formulas of all time is to take folk music and remake it with the current dance music aesthetics. That, in a nutshell, is the recipe for many of the marquee music genres in the … Read more »

  • blog July 29, 2015

    Bomba Estereo at the Highline Ballroom

    Bomba Estereo, the maverick roots-rock-electronica act from Colombia, is back in the U.S. this summer, promoting their fine new CD, Amanacer. Afropop’s Banning Eyre caught up with the band at the Highline Ballroom in New York on July 17. Stay … Read more »

  • blog July 2, 2015

    Afropop Exclusive Mix: DJ Mundi’s Champeta Mix

    Oakland, CA-based DJ Mundi has a deep knowledge and appreciation for everything from electro-chaabi to bhangra and ragga-cumbia. For our exclusive mix series, he has put together a mix that delves into the fascinating history of champeta, the Afro-Colombian genre that blasts from colorful … Read more »

  • blog April 20, 2015

    Electro-Gnawa! Floating Points Meets Mahmoud Guinia

    Floating Points is the pseudonym of London-based producer Sam Shepherd, who also works as a neuroscientist when he isn’t arranging for 16-piece ensembles and co-running record labels. On the surface, Shepherd would seem to have little in common with Mahmoud … Read more »

  • blog November 3, 2014

    Bass, Snare, Bacardi: DJ Spoko Interviewed

    His drums are unmistakable. You’ll remember the first time you hear them—we certainly did. A sharp, spare, mid-register attack, it rolls out of the speakers on tracks like “Township Funk,” an international hit for DJ Mujava, with production by Spoko. Afropop … Read more »

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