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  • blog October 11, 2016

    Ticket Giveaway: Sauti Sol at Highline Ballroom

    East African music doesn’t get enough air time in the world of international African pop. However, in a scene dominated by Nigerian Afrobeats, Kenyan Afro-soul/pop group Sauti Sol is a powerhouse, bringing their unique, sunny blend of beautiful vocal harmonies, energizing … Read more »

  • program September 1, 2016

    Sounds Like Brooklyn

    At Afropop, we have gone far and wide, from Brazil to England to Madagascar to Egypt, tracking down incredible music to bring back home to our headquarters in Brooklyn. For our newest program, “Sounds Like Brooklyn,” we stay closer to … Read more »

  • blog March 15, 2016

    Afropop Exclusive Mix: DJ Dakar Presents Naija Pop

    Rejoice! The Afropop exclusive mix series has returned. This time, DJ Dakar has put together a fantastic mix of some of the latest and most electrifying Naija hits for us. Naija, or Afrobeats, as it is sometimes called, is Nigeria’s infectious … Read more »

  • program March 3, 2016

    Treasures of Benin

    Nestled between Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria, Benin is a culturally rich sliver of West Africa too often overlooked. This program focuses Afropop’s spotlight on Benin, starting with the country’s favorite daughter: International star Angelique Kidjo looks back on … Read more »

  • blog February 12, 2016

    Photo Essay: Inna Modja Makes U.S. Debut at NYC’s Standard Hotel

    Malian singer Inna Modja made her American debut on Feb. 9 at the swanky penthouse suite of the Standard Hotel East in New York. Modja is an outspoken activist against female genital mutilation and uses her platform to speak on … Read more »

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