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  • botb December 29, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Gigi–New Voice From Ethiopia

    To accompany and expand upon this week’s Afropop Worldwide program “Ethiopia, Part One: Empire and Revolution,” we are featuring a Beat cover story from 2002 on Gigi Shibabaw, then a rising young singer on the international stage. Under the aegis … Read more »

  • blog October 7, 2016

    Afropop Premiere: Combo Chimbita, “Frio Severo”

    Combo Chimbita makes powerful genre-defying, psychedelic Colombian music with just a quartet: Felipe Quiroz, Andres Jiménez and Camilo Rodriguez of M.A.K.U. Soundsystem with singer Carolina Oliveros, cantadora of the traditional bullerengue group Bulla en El Barrio. On our recent program Colombia in NYC, we featured music from … Read more »

  • blog September 1, 2015

    Aziz Sahmaoui and University of Gnawa Bring New Music to Joe’s Pub

    Aziz Sahmaoui is a talented singer and multi-instrumentalist from Marrakech, Morocco, who has steeped himself in Gnawa music. He has been based in Paris for decades, where he was part of the core of the North African fusion dance band … Read more »

  • blog February 6, 2015

    Afropop Exclusive Premiere: Atropolis and Yacouba Sissoko–KoraNYC

    The kora is played in Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, the Gambia, and, naturally, New York City. Of course, when it comes to music, if it’s played anywhere it’s played in New York, so maybe it should be no … Read more »

  • blog July 7, 2014

    Afropop Exclusive: “Faya” Dub Remix

    Fusion can get a bad name. All too often, the mixture of two distinct traditions results in a pallid offspring that falls somewhere in between its parents, reproducing few of their better qualities, and developing little of its own character. … Read more »

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