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  • hip-deep June 19, 2015

    Hip Deep in Madagascar: 21st Century Tana

    On this Hip Deep edition, we visit nightclubs, cultural centers, radio stations and the homes of prominent musicians to take the pulse of Madagascar’s lively highland capital, Antananarivo (Tana). Long the seat of power on the island, Tana is now … Read more »

  • blog November 17, 2014

    Podcast: Live from 21st Century Tana!

    Less talking, more music! This podcast surveys live recordings Afropop Worldwide made in Antananarivo, Madagascar, in spring 2014. From the frenetic dance grooves of Aly Mourad and Thominot, to the acoustic guitar mastery of D’Gary, Sammy, Johnny, and the jazz-fused … Read more »

  • blog October 23, 2014

    Photo Essay: Antananarivo, Madagascar

    Antananarivo (Tana to locals), the highland capital of Madagascar, was the base of operations for Afropop Worldwide‘s recent research trip to this unique Indian Ocean nation. It’s a lively and gorgeous city despite its extreme poverty. Here are some of … Read more »

  • blog August 21, 2014

    Afropop’s Tour of ‘Tana

    Remember when we went to Madagascar? Thanks to the generosity of our Kickstarter donors, our Senior Producers Sean Barlow and Banning Eyre were able to take a music-packed trip to that extraordinary Indian Ocean nation. We’ve got plenty of material … Read more »

  • blog May 14, 2014

    DanceAfrica Ticket Giveaway!

    Once a year the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) brings DanceAfrica to New York for what is always an astounding display of one of the continent’s greatest art forms. In a happy bit of coincidence, this year (the festival’s 37th … Read more »

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