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  • blog September 1, 2016

    Photo Essay: King Sunny Adé and Wunmi in Brooklyn

    At the tail end of a redemptive North American tour (after two years of planned tours had been canceled), the king of jùjú music, King Sunny Adé, returned to New York for the third time this summer. This night was a special … Read more »

  • blog July 29, 2016

    King Sunny Adé Returns to Brooklyn!

    Denizens of a recently sweltering New York City have already been blessed twice this summer by the cool sounds of Nigerian juju master and pioneer, King Sunny Adé. The Minister of Enjoyment, as he is sometimes known, has so far moved crowds at … Read more »

  • interview July 1, 2016

    SummerStage’s Artistic Director Erika Elliott Previews 2016 Free Concerts

    Afropop’s Sean Barlow sat down recently with Erika Elliott, the artistic director of SummerStage in New York City. She is responsible for curating and presenting artists at SummerStage’s main Central Park stage, as well as several other free outdoor venues … Read more »

  • program April 7, 2016

    San Francisco: Afropop By the Bay

    It turns out that the first American city to host a roster of local African bands was not New York, Miami or Chicago, but the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California. Hugh Masekela brought Hedzoleh Soundz from Ghana, and … Read more »

  • interview September 24, 2015

    Lágbájá Talks Career, New Music, and the Nigerian Scene

    Lágbájá is one of the more unusual voices in Nigerian popular music. Since his arrival on the scene in the early ‘90s, he has stuck with his habit of not showing his face as an artist. His music is equally … Read more »

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