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  • program December 22, 2016

    Ghana: Celebration Sounds

    In hard times and boom times, people in Ghana know how to party. In this program, we hear the regional pop and neotraditional music that animates festivals, funerals and community celebrations across the county. We travel to the lush Volta … Read more »

  • blog May 16, 2016

    Wesleyan University Dedicates Abraham Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall

    It’s an unlikely thing for a drummer studying Ghanaian rhythms to have never heard of Abraham Adzenyah. Besides having taught drumming to thousands of students at Wesleyan University for 47 years, Adzenyah was a master drummer with the Ghana National … Read more »

  • blog March 10, 2016

    Win Tickets to Africa Now 2016 at the Apollo Theater

    Let’s cut to the chase, shall we? You want the tickets, and we’ve got tickets. Email us at info@afropop.org, with “Africa Now” as the subject line, for your chance to win a pair of said tickets to the annual Africa … Read more »

  • blog November 5, 2015

    Abraham Adzenyah: Revered Wesleyan Professor Retires

    Master drummer Abraham Adzenyah from Ghana is retiring after 46 years of teaching at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Abraham changed the lives of thousands of students, myself included, inspiring me to go to Ghana in 1985 to do original … Read more »

  • interview July 6, 2015

    Ghana’s Mozart: African Maestro J. H. Kwabena Nketia

    Professor Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia is essentially the most important music scholar in Ghana and an amazing composer with a storied history spanning decades. His expertise in music theory and composition has created a foundation for contemporary composers around the … Read more »

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