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  • program June 8, 2017

    Cuts From the Crypt, Part Two: Banning’s Picks

    As work continues on the vast Afropop archive, producer Banning Eyre takes a deep dive and comes up with some gems. On the vinyl front, the focus is on South Africa and Zimbabwe, where the Afropop team collected a good … Read more »

  • blog March 9, 2017

    Listen: Timbila’s New Mbira-Led Singles

    In spirit of full disclosure, please note that Afropop’s longtime producer, Banning Eyre plays guitar for the New York band Timbila, but honestly, we’d be interested even if he didn’t. As you can hear on these two singles from their … Read more »

  • blog September 22, 2016

    Mapfumo and Mawarire Chant Down Mugabe at the U.N.

    There was a fascinating meeting of Zimbabwean generations during the U.N. General Assembly in New York this week. As 92-year-old Robert Mugabe was delivering yet another platitude-laden speech at the podium, complaining about 16 years of targeted sanctions against members … Read more »

  • blog September 17, 2016

    Zimbabwe Solidarity at U.N. Gathering

    Followers of Afropop and Zimbabwean political developments likely know about the #ThisFlag movement, which has breathed new life into the forces of change in this great but troubled nation. This coming week, world leaders, including embattled Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, … Read more »

  • 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 »

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