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  • blog August 28, 2017

    Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, Back in NYC in September

    You might not think of 82-year-old trumpet maestro, pop music mogul and philanthropist Herb Alpert as a pioneer of world music, but there’s no doubt he is. With Jewish roots in Ukraine and Romania, Alpert burst on the scene in … Read more »

  • blog August 24, 2017

    Photo Essay: One Africa Music Fest in Brooklyn

    When the Nigerian Afrobeats star Davido sings, “I’m the biggest in Africa/I got my riches from Africa” in his track “Coolest Kid in Africa,” he’s not far off. The young artist’s music is somewhere at the top of the top … Read more »

  • interview August 1, 2017

    Samir Langus on Morocco’s Musical Landscape

    During our recent visit to the 23rd annual World Sacred Music Festival in Fes, Morocco, we saw a dazzling variety of music from across Morocco’s musical landscape. We saw young Moroccans cheering to both pop musicians and Sufi dhikr and Gnawa musicians … Read more »

  • blog June 14, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. Six

    This is the sixth feature in a series we call “Fresh Cuts.” It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists, and everything in between. Today we’ve got, among other things, hip-hop … Read more »

  • blog June 4, 2017

    Field Report: Moroccan Pop at the World Sacred Music Festival

    ­Afropop’s Sebastian Bouknight is back after a week in Morocco, where he was tuning into the local music scenes and checking out the offerings of the World Sacred Music Festival in Fes. This is the first of a series of … Read more »

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