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  • blog April 15, 2015

    Five SummerStage 2015 Highlights!

    SummerStage, the massive annual summer-long series of concerts, film screenings, dance performances and spoken word recitals that take place throughout New York, has now released its 2015 lineup, and there is plenty to be excited about. Here are some of … Read more »

  • blog April 2, 2015

    Afropop Premiere: Rocky Dawuni, “Shine A Light”

    Rocky Dawuni is a veteran Ghanaian reggae singer and roots rocker, who now lives in Los Angeles. Rocky has used his international stardom to campaign for many humanitarian causes, and he now serves as a United Nations Foundation Ambassador for the … Read more »

  • review March 23, 2015

    Three Masters Remembered in Box Sets

    Three terrific new box sets have hit the market this year, each illuminating the life and music of a truly original and deeply memorable artist. In Ghana in the 1950s, trumpeter and bandleader E.T. Mensah became an architect and leading … Read more »

  • hip-deep March 20, 2015

    Dread Inna Inglan: How the U.K. Took to Reggae

    Jamaican music journeyed to England in the ‘60s when immigrants from the island flocked to the U.K. in search of jobs and a better life. But as racism, unemployment and poor living conditions developed in the ’70s, a new generation … Read more »

  • review March 18, 2015

    Branches of the Same Tree

    Veteran Ghanaian reggae musician and roots rocker Rocky Dawuni has always been interested in cross-cultural connections, both in his music and in his activism. His latest album is titled Branches of the Same Tree, and again and again, Dawuni finds … Read more »

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