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genre: Genres Juju

  • interview April 3, 2017

    MogaDisco: Bringing “Africa’s Finest Sounds” to London’s Dance Floors

    MogaDisco is a London-based collective of four young DJs with a shared passion for classic African dance music—Afrobeat, highlife, soukous, jùjú and more. Since they started throwing parties in South London in 2013, they’ve carved out a niche for themselves … Read more »

  • interview March 16, 2017

    Beautiful Nubia, Troubadour of Nigerian Conscience

    Nigeria currently dominates the African pop music market with the sound known as Naija pop or Afrobeats. Obviously, this music has many fans, but it also has critics, who regret its fixation on wealth and style, and its relative absence … Read more »

  • program March 16, 2017

    Hip Deep in Nigeria Preview

    In recent months, three Afropop Worldwide producers–Sean Barlow, Banning Eyre and Morgan Greenstreet–have been working in four different regions of Nigeria to gather material for the upcoming five-part Hip Deep in Nigeria series. In this program, the producers sit down to … Read more »

  • blog January 26, 2017

    Dispatch From Nigeria #1: Hitting the Ground Running

    Banning Eyre and Sean Barlow are currently in Lagos, Nigeria researching the vibrant music scene for Afropop Worldwide‘s Hip Deep series. Here’s their first field report. LAGOS, Nigeria, Jan. 26–First day on the ground in Lagos for Sean and Banning … Read more »

  • video October 11, 2016

    King Sunny Adé: Afropop Video Interview

    Nigerian juju legend King Sunny Adé paid an overdue visit to New York in July 2016, performing at Central Park SummerStage. Afropop was invited to film the concert and interview the legend on video. He spoke with Afropop about his … Read more »

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