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  • 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 »

  • blog September 25, 2012

    Musicians for Mali: NYC Benefit Concert

    Awa Sangho, (c) Jack Vartoogian/FrontRowPhotos) On Saturday, September 22, NYC’s City Winery was the site for a truly special grassroots benefit concert, Musicians for Mali. Co-produced by the Mali-inspired jam band Toubab Krewe, public radio’s Afropop Worldwide and New York’s … Read more »

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