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  • blog April 10, 2015

    New Music From Mali: Featured Artists

    Want to know more about the artists featured in Sahel Sounds: New Music from Mali? Check out the profiles below! Group Anmataff Virtually unknown outside of the Sahel until one of their tracks was released on Sahelsounds’ Music from Saharan … Read more »

  • program December 19, 2014

    Afropop Live! 2014

    On “Afropop Live 2014,” we’re playing highlights from some fantastic concerts we saw over the past year. At Montreal’s Nuits d’Afrique festival, we caught Chinese reggae band Long Shen Dao, which mixes dreadlocks with guzheng (a Chinese zither). Also in … Read more »

  • blog December 11, 2014

    Kenya Mambo Poa: Live from the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

    In this podcast, veteran producer Marika Partridge takes the APWW microphone to the National Mall to record music and stories representing the 42 tribes of Kenya. Kenya and China were featured at the festival. We’ll hear the latest from Ayub … Read more »

  • review November 4, 2014

    River Strings: Maninka Guitar

    In the past, when the great guitarists of West Africa have made solo albums, they’ve tended to inspire listener complaint along the lines of Frank Zappa’s memorable line:  “Shut up ‘n play yer guitar.” Specifically, the prominence of vocalists on … Read more »

  • hip-deep October 29, 2014

    The Mandé Diaspora in New York City, Part Two

    In the second part of Afropop’s exploration of New York’s Mandé community, we look at the lives Mandé artists have made for themselves in America. This program deals with the urge to escape community to experience American life and music. … Read more »

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