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  • program October 22, 2015

    Borderless Sounds: The New North Africa

    North African music receives very little coverage in the United States. There are no high-profile mixes of recent Tunisian underground dance music from hip DJs, and no young Algerian musicians with major distribution deals in the U.S. So we decided … Read more »

  • blog October 16, 2015

    New Raï Update

    Raï has been Algeria’s “voice of the voiceless” since it emerged from Oran’s shantytowns in the ‘20s. For the full story of raï’s transformation into a genre that made waves around the world, check out our Hip Deep show, “The … Read more »

  • blog August 20, 2014

    A Look at What’s New in Raï

    It’s been a minute since Afropop last checked in on raï, the genre that grew from Oran shantytowns to become the sound of the masses throughout North Africa. Our Hip Deep program “The Story of Rai” explored the genre’s beginnings … Read more »

  • blog August 14, 2014

    Featured Artists: Borderless Sounds–The New North Africa

    In Afropop’s new program, “Borderless Sounds: The New North Africa,” we explore everything from the gleeful synths and Autotuning of raï’n’b to the m’rastas of Gnawa reggae and the mythology-based Berber metal scene. Here’s a more in-depth look at some … Read more »

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