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  • 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 »

  • blog September 21, 2016

    Exclusive Premiere: “Potato Brain” by Les Yper Sound

    The music you’re about to hear connects the dots between 1960s’ French experimental musique concrete and hard-hitting, New York-style instrumental Afro-funk. Listen to the Afropop exclusive premiere of the single, “Potato Brain,” from Les Yper Sound: Les Yper Sound is … Read more »

  • review June 3, 2016

    A Mulher do Fim do Mundo (The Woman at the End of the World)

    The album opens with Elza Soares singing alone; you hear the rasp at bottom of her voice, you hear the spit at the corners of her mouth, her breathing, the strain in her vocal chords as she reaches for higher notes. … Read more »

  • blog June 23, 2015

    Ondatrópica Vol. 2 Announced!

    Ondatrópica recently announced a followup to their excellent double-album, released on Soundway in 2012. Ondatrópica is a collaborative project spearheaded by colombian musician Mario Galeano (Frente Cumbiero) and English producer/musician Will Holland (A.K.A. Quantic). We loved the debut record, as you … Read more »

  • interview November 10, 2014

    A Matter of Rhythm: Abdala’s Experimental Brazil

    Abdala tells stories with sounds he captures with a tape recorder from his home and the streets of Goîania, a city in Brazil’s center. He also runs Propósito Records, home to some of Brazil’s most experimentally minded artists. We spoke to … Read more »

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