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  • blog March 13, 2017

    Ticket Giveaway: Somi At the Highline Ballroom

    Born to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, acclaimed East African vocalist and songwriter Somi continues to depict the life and struggles of immigrants through her music. Somi draws her inspiration from the lively immigrant community of Harlem where she has … Read more »

  • interview March 9, 2017

    Strength, Perseverance and Humanism: An Interview with Daymé Arocena

    After two years of extensive and well-received international touring, Cuban rising star Daymé Arocena returns with her second album, Cubafonía. The record sees the 25-year old singer, composer, arranger, choir director and band leader as strong as ever, as she turns her focus … Read more »

  • blog March 8, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. 4

    This is the fourth feature in a series we’re calling “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, rhymes … Read more »

  • interview March 1, 2017

    The Fight Against Forgetting: A Conversation with Matt Temple from Matsuli Music

    Matt Temple is the founder of Matsuli Music, a boutique record label which specializes in vinyl reissues of rare and classic South African Afro-jazz albums. As part of the research for our radio show on the vinyl reissue market, Reissued: … Read more »

  • viv February 15, 2017

    Voices in Vinyl: Joy In Jozi, Part Two–The Jazz in Jive

    Record-hunter Tasha Goldberg continues her saga of searching for rare vinyl in Johannesburg, South Africa. Read Part One here. The hours I spent at Collector’s Treasury in Johannesburg, South Africa still mystifies me. Sometimes, when I close my eyes at … Read more »

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