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  • blog September 1, 2017

    Bounce: Cash Money Records

    Since 1998, Cash Money Records, the New Orleans-born label founded by Ronald “Slim” and Bryan “Baby” Williams, has been a rap giant. Bursting into the mainstream in 1998 on the backs of the Big Tymer’s bling-heavy hits and Juvenile’s lightning-fast … Read more »

  • hip-deep August 31, 2017

    Shake It Fo Ya Hood: Bounce, New Orleans Hip-Hop

    New Orleans, Louisiana is home to some of America’s greatest musical traditions, and plays an outsized influence on the evolution of everything from jazz through to r&b, rock and funk. Today, the city is still legendary for its second line brass bands … Read more »

  • blog August 24, 2017

    Photo Essay: One Africa Music Fest in Brooklyn

    When the Nigerian Afrobeats star Davido sings, “I’m the biggest in Africa/I got my riches from Africa” in his track “Coolest Kid in Africa,” he’s not far off. The young artist’s music is somewhere at the top of the top … Read more »

  • program August 17, 2017

    Sahel Sounds: Modern Music from Mali

    Working closely with Christopher Kirkley, the writer and recordist behind the Sahel Sounds Blog and label, we will meet the newest generation of musicians from Mali. With their possibilities transformed by technology and their musical tastes reshaped by an exposure … Read more »

  • blog August 9, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. Seven

    After a bit of a break, here’s the seventh 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 … Read more »

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