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  • blog March 10, 2015

    Field Report: Festival Sur le Niger 2015

    Tom Pryor is a music journalist and former EIC of Nat Geo Music at National Geographic. His work has appeared in Billboard, MTV Online, Songlines magazine and others. Last month I traded New York’s deep freeze for a chance to … Read more »

  • interview March 9, 2015

    Luzmila Carpio Meets ZZK

    One of the more interesting projects to cross our desks lately has been the Luzmila Carpio meets ZZK EP. Crossing some intensely disparate cultural wires, it brings together the vocal talents of Carpio, one of the most esteemed Andean singers currently … Read more »

  • blog January 16, 2015

    GlobalFEST 2015 Photo Essay

    As always seems to be the case, the 2015 edition of globalFEST was a major curatorial success, mixing crowd-pleasing newcomers, veteran performers, and everything in between. The Afropop team was there in force, and while the group consensus is that … Read more »

  • blog January 7, 2015

    Podcast: Madagascar’s American Diaspora

    Most African-Americans trace their roots to West or Central Africa. But it turns out that since the 17th century, there has been a trickle of migration–involuntary and voluntary–from Madagascar to the United States. Afropop’s Banning Eyre delves into that history … Read more »

  • hip-deep December 12, 2014

    East African Taarab

    The “taarab” music of East Africa’s Swahili coast offers an amazing history lesson. Bantu and coastal Africans, Arabs, Portuguese, Germans, Brits, and Indians all figure in. With guest, anthropologist and author, Kelly Askew, this Hip Deep program explores the taarab … Read more »

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