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  • hip-deep November 3, 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 October 27, 2016

    One Africa Music Fest, Houston Edition: Photo Essay

    Houston, Texas has one of the largest populations of Nigerians in the United States, which makes it the perfect city for the second show in the One Africa Music Fest concert brand. The first show kicked off in July at the Barclays Center … Read more »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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