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  • program June 15, 2017

    African Music at the Crossroads

    Afropop producer Banning Eyre takes us on a surprise-filled tour of his 30-some years of covering African music. Through conversations with Georges Collinet and producer/agent/DJ Rab Bakari, the program reflects on how the world, the music, the culture and the … Read more »

  • blog January 19, 2017

    Premiere: “Don’t Leave (Doumala Baayi)” by Raja Kassis

    On the eve of the inauguration of a U.S. president who rode a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment and racism to the highest office in the nation, Raja Kassis wants to send a message of solidarity and support to all immigrant … Read more »

  • blog December 20, 2016

    Field Report: Visa For Music in Rabat, Morocco

    Report from the Visa For Music expo held in Rabat, Morocco, by Bastiaan Springer, a producer for Radio 5 (Netherlands), and a world music journalist since 1984. For more than 20 years now WOMEX has been the biggest international networking … Read more »

  • blog August 24, 2016

    Photo Essay: Pape Diouf Returns to Harlem for Senegal Day

    After a long, successful tour through North America, Senegalese mbalax superstar Pape Diouf returned with his band, La Génération Consciente, to the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem on Fri., Aug. 12 for a vibrant night of fashion, music and dance. The gala … Read more »

  • blog August 11, 2016

    Pape Diouf Returns to Harlem!

    Back by popular demand, Pape Cheikh Diouf, the Senegalese Wolof singer, returns to Harlem’s Alhambra Ballroom on Fri., Aug. 12. This newly announced performance rounds off Diouf’s 2016 North American tour. Pape Diouf is one of the top mbalax musicians … Read more »

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