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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: Sounds of Hope and Frustration

    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 »

  • program July 6, 2017

    Afro-Tech: Stories of Synths in African Music

    Technology is one of the great drivers of musical change, and often one of its least understood. In this episode, we will explore the synthesizer, looking closely at the history of this ubiquitous (and often debated) piece of musical technology, … Read more »

  • blog June 14, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. Six

    This is the sixth feature in a series we call “Fresh Cuts.” It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists, and everything in between. Today we’ve got, among other things, hip-hop … 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 »

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