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  • hip-deep July 7, 2016

    Congo-Goma: Music, Conflict and NGOs

    In the city of Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, far from the rumba-soaked nightlife of the capital, Kinshasa, an artistic renaissance is going on. After two decades of devastating factional wars, ongoing mineral profiteering, a volcanic eruption, and … Read more »

  • program June 16, 2016

    The Panama Beat

    Central America, a narrow, mountainous, and largely impoverished stretch of land spanning seven countries, is a surprising and underexposed Latin American musical hot zone. The region’s bizarre and tumultuous history has led to a fascinating mix of cultural influences – … Read more »

  • hip-deep May 19, 2016

    Hip Deep in Mali: Growing Into Music in 21st Century Bamako

    This program presents a musical portrait of Bamako in the wake of crisis. In 2012-13, Islamists occupied the north and a coup d’etat threatened a recent history of functioning democracy. With borders restored and a new elected government in place, … Read more »

  • blog May 17, 2016

    Delasi’s “Afemakpor” Gets A Jinku Remix

    Last year we talked with the young Ghanaian rapper Delasi about his debut album #Thought Journey, a winding, multigenre adventure that features producers from Ghana, Denmark, Japan, the U.S. and his adopted home of Nairobi, Kenya. One song, “Afemakpor,” stood out as … Read more »

  • blog January 19, 2016

    Blitz the Ambassador Completes “Diasporadical Trilogía”

    Blitz the Ambassador is an extremely talented Ghanaian musician who has earned a reputation for blending hard-edged English-language hip-hop with classic West African popular music, mixing live band performances with samples of classic records. On his 2014 album Afropolitan Dreams, … Read more »

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