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  • blog July 6, 2015

    A Brief Guide to LAMC 2015

    Every year, the LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) brings together an incredible lineup of Spanish-speaking musicians in New York. Check out previous Afropop programs on LAMC from 2o11 and 2012 for a taste of some of the outstanding music you’re in … Read more »

  • review June 10, 2015

    Sherwood at the Controls: Vol. 1, 1979-1984

    “I was once described in a derogatory way by a journalist in England as a ‘fan that had got his hands on a mixing desk’,” Adrian Sherwood is fond of saying. “Honestly that’s a very good summary of me really. … Read more »

  • blog January 24, 2014

    Young Fathers’ “Music To… Babylon” mix

    Scotland isn’t exactly known for its thriving rap scene, but Young Fathers aren’t exactly a typical Scottish rap group. The band was formed back in 2008 by Alloysious Massaquoi, born in Liberia; Kayus Bankole, who spent part of his childhood … Read more »

  • blog December 4, 2013

    Ibibio Sound Machine: Dance Makers

    Soundway Records has made its name with excellent re-releases of rare and unusual tracks from West Africa,  winning fans with their consistently jive taste, extensive liner notes, and beautiful artwork.  2012 saw the label expanding its mission by signing contemporary … Read more »

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