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  • blog December 3, 2014

    Stocking Stuffers Highlights

    Our new show, “Stocking Stuffers 2014” show samples tracks from the best new releases of 2014 to help you come up with gift ideas for the music lovers in your life (and to recap some of the amazing music that’s … Read more »

  • blog January 24, 2014

    Afropop Worldwide premiers Tiécoro Sissoko’s “Keme Borama”

    We here at Afropop are pleased to bring you the first single from the late singer/guitarist Tiécoro Sissoko’s upcoming album out on KSK Records. With “Keme Borama,” Sissoko showcases his formidable skills as a Griot singer and musician. Hailing from the … Read more »

  • blog January 9, 2014

    New Pop Music From Guinea!

    As anyone who has spent any time browsing Youtube knows, it is possible to lose hours, sometimes even days following links, watching videos, forgetting one’s purpose in life. But sometimes our Youtube excursions lead to music like this, which makes … Read more »

  • blog December 30, 2013

    globalFEST Lineup Highlights

    Now that the lineup has been officially posted (check it all out here), it’s time to take a look at what’s happening at 2014’s globalFEST. There is a whole lot to look forward to at the annual world music festival, … Read more »

  • interview November 18, 2013

    Rokia Traore: On “Beautiful Africa” and Complicated Mali

    Rokia Traore’s fifth album Beautiful Africa (Nonesuch) is no doubt one of the most innovative and interesting African releases of 2013. Continuing the guitar focus and rock aesthetic of Rokia’s 2008 release Tchamantche, this spare and elegant set of songs … Read more »

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