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  • 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 »

  • feature November 25, 2015

    Afropop Guide to Goma, Congo DRC

    Goma, capital city of North Kivu province in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is a cultural and economic crossroads at the foot of an active volcano, Nyiragongo. The people of Goma have been through a lot in … Read more »

  • review March 3, 2014

    Life Begins

    Tosin Aribisala, Nigerian master drummer (master of the drum kit, that is), has performed with Femi Kuti, Antibalas and many others. He’s been living in Washington DC since 2001, pursuing a career as a well-known freelance drummer, an active gospel musician … Read more »

  • feature October 4, 2013

    Podcast: Lebanese Factor In Ghanaian Music

    Descendants of Lebanese immigrants have had a surprising impact on the development of Ghanaian popular music. This report by Afropop’s Banning Eyre digs into the history of the late-60s Afro-rock band, The Psychedelic Aliens, and producer, bandleader, and club owner … Read more »

  • blog February 12, 2013

    The Grammys: What They Missed and What We Didn’t

    For an event hailed as “Music’s Biggest Night,” the televised portion of The Grammys focuses on an extremely narrow and particularly profitable segment of the music industry. Do we complain about this every year? Yes. Does that mean we’re wrong … Read more »

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