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  • hip-deep December 3, 2011

    The Mandé Diaspora In New York City, Part 1

    New York’s Mandé community has blossomed over the past 20 years. The story that begins with the rise of the king Sunjata Keita in 13th Century Mali now extends to music-filled social gatherings among West African diplomats and businessmen in … Read more »

  • review October 13, 2011

    Fasiya

    Fasiya is unlike any other kora album out there. Sona Jobarteh is the first female kora virtuoso to come from a jeli (griot) family in West Africa, breaking down the normality of West Africaʼs male-dominated kora tradition. Coming from a … Read more »

  • blog January 30, 2009

    Discography: The Mandé Diaspora In New York City, Part 2

    The Mandingo Ambassadors were recorded at Barbes in Brooklyn by Afropop Worldwide. This group has yet to record a CD, but stay tuned. It will be worth waiting for! Here are a list of albums heard on Afropop Worldwide’s The … Read more »

  • interview January 30, 2009

    Interview: Ryan Thomas Skinner

    Afropop Worldwide’s program New York’s Mande Diaspora, Part 2: Beyond Community continues the story of one of America’s most remarkable and musically rich African enclaves.  The program relies on interviews and encounters with, and recordings by, a long list of … Read more »

  • discography-hip-deep January 30, 2009

    Discography: The Mandé Diaspora In New York City, Part 1

    Here is a list of albums heard in Afropop Worldwide’s The Mandé Diaspora In New York CIty, Part 1: Balla Tounkara, Balla Kouyate “Malifoly” (Self Produced 2002) Abdoulaye “Djoss” Diabaté “Sara” (Completely Nuts Records 2009) Foday Musa Suso “The Dreamtime” … Read more »

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