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  • program May 26, 2016

    Born-Free South Africa: A Kaleidoscope of Colors

    Join us on a modern-day musical adventure into Africa’s Rainbow Nation. Now, 20-plus years removed from apartheid, South Africa is a nation deep in transition. And, it’s reflected in its music—brimming with enthusiasm and creativity, yet also suffering from the … Read more »

  • blog April 14, 2016

    Cape Town International Jazz Fest: A Spotlight on Local Talent

    It’s called “Africa’s Grandest Gathering,” and I suppose the Cape Town International Jazz Festival can make something of a case. For many of its 37,000 in attendance—many of whom travel from all over the continent—this two-day event is kind of … Read more »

  • blog December 3, 2011

    Discography: Africa and the Blues

    Here are a list of albums heard on Afropop Worldwide’s Africa and the Blues: Robert Pete Williams “Long ‘ol Way From Home” (Fuel 2000 2004) Various artists “Ngoma: Music From Uganda” (Music of the World) R. L. Burnside “R. L. … Read more »

  • interview April 19, 2007

    Africa and The Blues: An Interview with Gerhard Kubik

    Gerhard Kubik is a professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna. He has been researching African and American music for nearly half a century, and is widely published in many subjects. He is also a performing musician, currently … Read more »

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