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  • blog January 19, 2017

    Barbados Independence Week Roundup

    Any concert MC knows that a good way to kill time between artists is to take an audience census: “Who here is visiting from out of town?” That unscientific polling indicated that a lot of expats returned to Barbados in … Read more »

  • interview January 17, 2017

    Four Tracks With J Boog

    J Boog is a rising star in the international reggae scene, most recently lauded with a Grammy nomination of “Best Reggae Album” for his EP, Rose Petals. Born in Compton, California and currently residing in Hawaii, J Boog is a … Read more »

  • botb January 10, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Lee “Scratch” Perry–When Kingston Met Kinshasa

    In 1993 The Beat reported the extraordinary story of how, in 1977, Jamaican reggae producer Lee “Scratch” Perry encountered two Congolese musicians stranded in Kingston, and recorded an unprecedented fusion of African and Caribbean music. Long the stuff of legend, … Read more »

  • blog December 20, 2016

    Afropop’s Guide to the 59th Grammy Awards

    There are way more Grammys than you ever seem to hear about—“Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package,” for instance—so you can certainly be forgiven for thinking there’s nothing beyond an Adele-Beyoncé showdown over Song of the Year. If you’re … Read more »

  • blog December 7, 2016

    Tiken Jah Fakoly Exclusive Interview

    On Nov. 22, Afropop intern Deguet Kone, AKA Kinté, Le Prince Heritier, had a phone interview with Ivoiran reggae legend Tiken Jah Fakoly, in advance of his Nov. 23 concert at Gramercy Theater. You can read Akornefa Akyea’s concert review … Read more »

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