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  • blog February 14, 2017

    Sierra Leone: Music As A Healing Force

    Wolfgang König is a jazz and world music journalist based in Berlin. In December, he was part of a German press team that visited all four provinces of Sierra Leone by invitation of the Tourist Board, on a public relations … Read more »

  • interview December 10, 2013

    Kyekyeku: New Palm Wine

    Kyekyeku is a rare cat indeed in Ghana—a talented young guitar player interested in learning and developing the all-but-vanished art of palm wine guitar. The Afropop team learned about him when Benjamin Lebrave of Akwaaba Music suggested we meet. The … Read more »

  • interview April 20, 2008

    Black Man’s Grave: A Conversation with Authors John Amman and Gary Stewart

    Music historian Gary Stewart and co-author John Amman gained a rare perspective on the Sierra Leonean Civil War (1991-2002) through a series of written letters they received from friends in Sierra Leone during the war. These letters form the backbone … Read more »

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