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  • blog October 12, 2017

    Photo Essay: Nigerian Independence Day Parade in NYC

    On Oct. 7, six days after the official Oct. 1 anniversary, thousands gathered on Manhattan’s East Side to celebrate Nigeria’s 57th independence day. After several hundred years of British presence in the area and official colonial control since the late … Read more »

  • review June 23, 2017

    The Light

    This is reggae through a kaleidoscope. Jamaican-Canadian singer/songwriter Ammoye is a soul rebel on a soul path, singing her way to her higher self. Reggae is the light shining through her kaleidoscope, refracting into a spectrum of musical shapes and … Read more »

  • blog March 6, 2017

    Exclusive Nkumu Katalay Premiere: “Congo4U”

    When it comes to Congolese popular music, Nkumu Katalay can do it all: He’s a dancer, singer, drummer, percussionist, guitarist, bassist and bandleader. Born in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nkumu is a veteran of Lokassa … Read more »

  • blog February 19, 2017

    Dispatch From Nigeria #5: Port Harcourt–Biafra and Oil

    Banning Eyre is currently in Nigeria, researching the vibrant music scene for Afropop Worldwide’s Hip Deep series. Here’s the latest field report. PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, Feb. 20—We’ve just wrapped a week in Port Harcourt, the largest city in the Niger … Read more »

  • blog February 9, 2017

    Ranky Tanky and the Gullah Legacy

    Evidence of African culture in the Americas is often a somber memory of the slave trade and its devastating impact on millions of human beings. It is also a reminder of the tenacity and rich cultural identity of Africans in … Read more »

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