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  • blog July 17, 2017

    Afropop Exclusive Mix: Big Chune Vol. One From DJ Ephraim Asili

    We’re pleased to share another exclusive mix from DJ Ephraim Asili, who delivered the Brazil Samba MPB Vol. One mixtape to us last year. Asili, a full-time visiting artist in the Film and Electronic Arts Department at Bard College, returns to share … Read more »

  • hip-deep June 29, 2017

    Ring the Alarm: A History of Sound System Culture

    In Jamaica, sound systems are more than just a stack of speakers blasting the latest tunes to an eager crowd. Over the last 70 years, they have touched all levels of society in Jamaica, determining the island’s popular taste and … Read more »

  • review June 23, 2017

    The Light

    This is reggae through a kaleidoscope. Jamaican-Canadian singer/songwriter Ammoye is a soul rebel on a soul path, singing her way to her higher self. Reggae is the light shining through her kaleidoscope, refracting into a spectrum of musical shapes and … Read more »

  • blog September 14, 2016

    Remembering Prince Buster: The Passing of A Jamaican Music Legend

    Jamaican singer and producer Muhammed Yusef Ali, known to his fans as Prince Buster, passed away in Miami on Sept. 8. A pivotal figure in the early development of Jamaican popular music, his recording career spanned the 1950s and ‘60s, … Read more »

  • interview September 12, 2012

    Full Circle- An Interview With Jimmy Cliff

    Afropop Worldwide’s Sam Backer got the chance to talk to reggae legend Jimmy Cliff about his new album, his lengthy career, and the state of Jamaican music. Sam Backer: Hello. It is an honor to speak with you sir. I … Read more »

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