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  • hip-deep February 19, 2015

    Sierra Leone: Celebration, War, and Healing

    While Sierra Leone is currently in the news for the horrific outbreak of Ebola that has devastated the nation in recent months, the country is no stranger to tragedy. This also means that it has deep reserves of resilience, an … Read more »

  • blog February 13, 2015

    Guyanese Mixtape Double Feature

    The nation of Guyana is an intensely diverse place: It has ethnic groups from every continent–India, Africa, China, and Europe, as well as its indigenous peoples. It’s in South America, but very much part of the English-speaking Caribbean. And you … Read more »

  • blog February 6, 2015

    The International Bob Marley

    Today is the 70th anniversary of Bob Marley’s birth and, without a doubt, this will not be the only tribute to this fact that you will see. And that’s for a good reason–Marley looms as large in our popular culture … Read more »

  • blog February 3, 2015

    Ancient Future: Protoje Reveals Details of New Album

    Jamaican reggae artist Protoje just dropped the tracklist for his upcoming 11-song album, Ancient Future, and things are looking good. Several tracks feature guest appearances from fellow roots revivalists like Chronixx and Jesse Royal, plus some new names. Protoje has already … Read more »

  • program December 19, 2014

    Afropop Live! 2014

    On “Afropop Live 2014,” we’re playing highlights from some fantastic concerts we saw over the past year. At Montreal’s Nuits d’Afrique festival, we caught Chinese reggae band Long Shen Dao, which mixes dreadlocks with guzheng (a Chinese zither). Also in … Read more »

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