Afropop Worldwide

Afropop Worldwide logo

genre: Genres Hardcore

  • interview July 26, 2016

    Raving I’m Raving: Shut Up And Dance Interview

    In the late ’80s and early ’90s, few groups in the British rave scene had the impact of Shut Up and Dance. Both a band and a label, Shut Up and Dance fused the strands of black Atlantic music, connecting … Read more »

  • feature June 28, 2016

    Fraternization Machine: Simon Reynolds on U.K. Dance History

    Simon Reynolds is the author of Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture, as well as books like Rip It Up and Start Again and Retromania. Producer Sam Backer interviewed Simon about the history of U.K. Dance. … Read more »

  • feature June 23, 2016

    A London Sumting Dis: Photo Essay

    To accompany the Hip Deep program “Roots and Future,” producer Sam Backer put together this photo essay of some of the musicians and scenes featured in the show. All photos by Sam Backer. MC Navigator is an absolute legend. He’s … Read more »

  • interview March 23, 2015

    Clever Crabs: Philip Galinsky on the Postmodernity of Mangue

    Philip Galinsky, founder and director of Samba New York!, has deep ties to Afropop. Philip’s PhD dissertation (later published by Routledge), Maracatu Atomico: Tradition, Modernity and Postmodernity in the Mangue Movement and the “New Music Scene” of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil was inspired by … Read more »

Browse the archives