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  • blog March 12, 2016

    Photo Essay: MASA Festival in Abidjan, Part Four

    At the Palais de la Culture, Wed., March 9—The opportunity to hear groups led by jazz masters Ray Lema and Paco Séry filled the Salle Lougah Francois with anticipation, and the musicians delivered magnificent music, unfortunately after a long delay … Read more »

  • review March 10, 2016

    Seperewa of Ghana: Emmere Nyina Nse

    The seperewa is part of the deep backstory of palm-wine and highlife music in Ghana. It began as a six-stringed bridge harp with a wooden box body and a neck like a guitar, a construction not unlike that of the … Read more »

  • blog April 7, 2014

    Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars Kick Off Spring/Summer Tour

    From campfire concerts to the world stage, the Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have traveled a long road, inspiring millions with their music and their story.  Their journey continues with a new tour starting this April and going through the summer, … 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 »

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