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  • blog October 27, 2015

    Koffi Olomide Takes A Selfie

    Koffi Olomide was Congolese music royalty in the 1990s, making hit after hit with his excellent band Quartier Latin and popularizing a unique style of ndombolo dance music. He’s back with a new single and video called “Selfie.” It is a joyful comeback, … Read more »

  • review September 11, 2015


    The Souljazz Orchestra plays neither soul or jazz, strictly speaking, and doesn’t have any of the strings you might associate with an orchestra. On the contrary, they’re a tropical band from the Canadian cities Ottawa and Gatineau, whose latest album is … Read more »

  • blog September 9, 2015

    Fally Ipupa and Serge Beynaud: Late Night Labor Day Delight

    “Do you know what time it is?” shouted the sharply dressed MC in French. “It’s 7 p.m.! It will be 7:30 soon and the show will start!” The crowd erupted with laughter and jeers. It was midnight on Sept. 7, … Read more »

  • interview July 17, 2015

    DJ Wow’s African CD Shop in Harlem

    Harlem’s Little Senegal is one of the most vibrant African neighborhoods in New York. Several stores in the area sell CDs, but perhaps the most impressive is the Wow International Variety Store. Along with DVDs, fashion and beauty products, the … Read more »

  • blog June 2, 2014

    Guest Bloggers Around the World: Kinshasa Edition

    Afropop is pleased to unveil a new series of guest posts, offering coverage of music scenes by writers who know them best. Our latest installment comes from Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Tonesse Eguba, a devout fan … Read more »

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