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  • review March 21, 2017

    Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988

    The Lusophone Atlantic is, in so many ways, a world of its own. Forced together by Portuguese imperialism, the nations of Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tome and Principe, and Mozambique were, until the mid-’70s, kept apart from the broader … Read more »

  • review August 30, 2016

    Camaleão Borboleta

    Chalk up another win for Brazil as a land of musical savants. The six members of Graveola apparently had minimal training in music when they formed this collective as college students in 2004. Originally called Graveola e o Lixo Polifônico … Read more »

  • review May 24, 2016

    Space Echo: The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed

    For a nation with a population barely larger than that of Staten Island, the quantity and quality of music that comes out of the archipelago of Cape Verde is astounding. With the late, great Cesaria Evora as its internationally revered … Read more »

  • blog July 14, 2015

    Photo Essay: Cape Verde in Central Park

    Central Park was treated to an excellent showcase of music from Cape Verde last Sunday, and Afropop was in attendance. We had wondered what it would be like to see the Cesária Évora Orchestra without Cesária, but while the internationally … Read more »

  • blog July 13, 2015

    Mayra Andrade at NYC’s SummerStage

    We caught up with the effervescent Cape Verdean singer Mayra Andrade after her spectacular performance Sun., July 12, at New York’s Central Park SummerStage. Turns out that she follows Afropop Worldwide! She introduced us to her latest record, Lovely Difficult. … Read more »

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