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  • program May 12, 2016

    Afropop Live Highlights

    Afropop is proud to present live recordings of some of the most glorious moments in musical history: the New York debut of South Africa’s Mahotella Queens in 1987; Thomas Mapfumo with his mbira-heavy Blacks Unlimited in New York in 1991; … Read more »

  • botb January 5, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Reggae in Africa–Lucky Dube

    In our continuing “Best of The Beat on Afropop” series on reggae in Africa, we turn next to South Africa’s reggae star Lucky Dube, who came on our radar in 1989 with his debut album, Slave. His appearances in the … Read more »

  • review March 26, 2015

    Next Stop Soweto Vol. 4

    We hold these truths to be self-evident: that there was (and is) more great South African music than it could ever be possible to listen to, that a great deal of it is rhythmically mindblowing, in that super-distinctive four-on-the-floor-that-still-swings South … Read more »

  • blog October 30, 2013

    Featured Artists: South Africa Today

    To help you to get deeper into the music we explored in South Africa Today, we are giving you some more information about the artists featured in the program. So dive in!  iFani If only those who want it most succeed in … Read more »

  • blog October 16, 2013

    The Inaugural South African Arts Festival

    In the Crocker conference hall of Los Angeles’ Omni Hotel, there gathered the important actors of the South African music industry. Second row in, third chair to the right sat Sipho Diamini, the chief executive officer of SAMRO, the Southern … Read more »

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