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  • program December 31, 2015

    An Atlantic Journey: From Cape Town to Cape Verde

    Join us on a freewheeling musical excursion. We start in Cape Town, South Africa listening to jazz, rock, and even classical music inspired by the city’s signature sound: goema. Veteran rocker and now-composer Mac McKenzie is our charismatic guide. Then … Read more »

  • blog July 14, 2015

    Photo Essay: Cape Verde in Central Park

    Central Park was treated to an excellent showcase of music from Cape Verde last Sunday, and Afropop was in attendance. We had wondered what it would be like to see the Cesária Évora Orchestra without Cesária, but while the internationally … Read more »

  • blog July 13, 2015

    Mayra Andrade at NYC’s SummerStage

    We caught up with the effervescent Cape Verdean singer Mayra Andrade after her spectacular performance Sun., July 12, at New York’s Central Park SummerStage. Turns out that she follows Afropop Worldwide! She introduced us to her latest record, Lovely Difficult. … Read more »

  • blog June 16, 2015

    Field Report: Cape Verde’s Atlantic Music Expo and Kriol Jazz Festival

    Bastiaan Springer is a producer for Radio 5 (Netherlands), and a world music journalist for FRoots, Songlines and Photos by José Sergio The Cape Verde archipelago of 10 islands and five islets, located some 500 km west of Senegal, … Read more »

  • feature March 7, 2014

    Neuza: A Young Voice Sings an Old Song

    This live review is contributed to Afropop by Dorothy Johnson-Laird.  The crowd has come in from icy streets to the warmth of SOB’s, in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. They are waiting. They are expectant. Even before she sings, there is an electric … Read more »

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