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  • blog May 19, 2015

    Before Afterword: George Lewis on the AACM as Opera

    George E. Lewis is many things: a Columbia professor whose work extends the study of improvisation beyond its traditional musical connotations, a composer whose work moves from computer-based improvisation to full orchestral scoring, a brilliant and versatile jazz trombonist, and … Read more »

  • interview May 11, 2015

    Interview: Axel Krygier Unleashes His Inner Caveman

    For decades now, Axel Krygier has been one of the most creative and innovative musicians in the Buenos Aires underground. He started his career in the late ’80s, after training as a classical composer, and played in the popular rock group … Read more »

  • program May 1, 2015

    Cuts From the Crypt

    In early 2015, Afropop relocated its archives from a variety of storage units and apartments and brought it all together in one place. The goal? Sorting, organizing and preservation. But along the way, we also found more than a few … Read more »

  • program March 26, 2015

    Africa in America: Ladies’ Edition

    Afropop’s occasional series on African music made in America continues with a focus on three remarkable women. Marie Daulne, founder of the genre-bending vocal group Zap Mama, collaborates with New York Afrobeat band Antibalas, and we hear them live in … Read more »

  • interview February 17, 2015

    Interview: Going Places with Herb Alpert

    Not long ago, I was walking down a street in Brooklyn and noticed a local resident had set out a few items on the curb. Front and center was a vinyl LP with a cover that instantly returned me to … Read more »

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