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  • blog September 1, 2016

    Video Premiere: Lakou Mizik’s “Pran Ka Mwen”

    If you’re an Afropop regular, you’ve probably already heard some fresh sounds from the ebullient Haitian collective Lakou Mizik. A few months ago we were blown away by their fantastic live set at the Alliance Francaise and have had their recent … Read more »

  • blog August 18, 2016

    Afropop’s Dispatches from New York City

    Afropop Worldwide is proud to announce a four-part series of shows focused on New York City, our home base. Starting this weekend, tune in for a variety of musical traditions showcasing the range of musicianship this big city has to … Read more »

  • blog June 3, 2016

    Artists for Peace and Justice Present “Haïti Optimiste”

    The evening of June 1, I stopped by the French Institute Alliance Francaise in Manhattan for a fundraising event billed as “Haïti Optimiste,” put on by Artists for Peace and Justice. A packed house studded with artistic stars gathered to … Read more »

  • interview May 23, 2016

    Wyclef Jean: From Vodou to Junkanoo

    Having completed its second official year, the weekend-long Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival in Nassau, Bahamas in May 2016, gave visitors a chance to not only experience traditional Bahamian culture, music and food, but to enjoy some of the modern manifestations of … Read more »

  • review April 14, 2016

    Wa Di Yo

    Formed after Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake, Lakou Mizik is a multigenerational band that’s something of a celebration of Haiti itself. Spanning their country’s geographic borders, as well as its considerable musical breadth, Wa Di Yo, Lakou Mizik’s debut album for … Read more »

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