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  • review December 13, 2016

    Our Truth

    “Yeah, 2016, the year of indigenous rock sound.” Thus begins the 17-minute “Asazani,” the second track on Our Truth, a mesmerizing, passionate, and genre-defying album from South African seven-piece group Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (BCUC). Their sound is rooted in … Read more »

  • blog July 21, 2016

    Brasil Summerfest Preview

    Brazil might be in the news this summer for political turmoil, the Olympics, and how one seems to lead inevitably to the other, but for us at Afropop, the South American country is always looming large. Brazilian music is an … Read more »

  • interview July 19, 2016

    Baba Zula: Getting More “Zula”

    Straddling two continents, Turkey has always been in a unique position—sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Certainly, one of the better things is that its musicians have been influenced by sounds coming from both the East and West. … Read more »

  • blog April 28, 2016

    Beyond Mangue: On the Scene Today in Recife

    After the mangue explosion of the ‘90s, the music scene in Recife calmed down just a little. But today, the capital of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco is still full of talented and adventurous artists: both veterans of the mangue … Read more »

  • blog May 14, 2015

    Chicano Batman: Five Tropical Inspirations

    Listening to Chicano Batman is an unmistakable experience. Soulful and organ-heavy, the group plays like they’re covering a set of top-10 pop hits you’ve never heard. To better explain how the band developed their sound, we got Carlos Arévalo, the group’s guitarist, to share … Read more »

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