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  • blog August 18, 2017

    One Africa Music Fest Returns to New York

    Just one day to go! A huge African blockbuster, the One Africa Music Fest, hits the stage tomorrow, Aug. 19, at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island, Brooklyn, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The rockstar lineup this year includes Sony … Read more »

  • blog August 11, 2017

    Independent Africa

    The continent of Africa contains millenniums of complex histories across hundreds and thousands of civilizations and cultures. The era of European colonization in Africa’s history, which resulted in the borders of the 54 countries that we know of today, took … Read more »

  • blog June 12, 2017

    Premiere: “Sor” by Kyekyeku and Five Days No Light Off

    Eugene “Kyekyeku” Ampadu could rightfully be called the inheritor of the Ghanaian palm-wine guitar highlife tradition, since he apprenticed directly with the legendary Koo Nimo. While he continues to draw directly on the palm-wine sound for his compositions, Kyekyeku is also … Read more »

  • blog May 5, 2017

    Voices from the Niger Delta

    Our research for Hip Deep in the Niger Delta has been extensive. It would be overwhelming to post entire transcripts of all the interviews we recorded, so what follows is a series of images and interview excerpts. This post follows … Read more »

  • blog May 4, 2017

    Niger Delta Mixtape

    We’ve put together a mixtape to let you savor more of the great music that animates our program Hip Deep in the Niger Delta. It’s a mix of old Rex Lawson highlife and current day Naija pop from Rivers State, … Read more »

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