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  • blog February 8, 2017

    Afropop Worldwide Residency at Threes Brewing

    Afropop Worldwide is excited to announce that we are curating a live music residency for the month of March at Brooklyn venue Threes Brewing! The series will present New York-based musicians performing the excellent African and Afro-diasporic music featured on our … Read more »

  • blog September 22, 2016

    Florent Mazzoleni on Bobo-Dioulasso’s Golden Age of Music

    Florent Mazzoleni is a journalist, author, vinyl collector and record producer based in Bordeaux, France, with a longstanding focus on African music. He recently compiled a three-CD box set of classic tracks from Bobo Dioulaso, the second city in Burkina … Read more »

  • blog January 12, 2016

    Yam Session: NYC’s Afro Jam Session

    Every so often, we hear about a new initiative that really piques our interest, like the Yam Session, a new Afro jam session starting up in New York. Drawing on African roots music, old-school African classics and contemporary hits from the African … Read more »

  • blog April 22, 2015

    Benin Roots-Pop Mix

    In Benin, a small francophone country in West Africa, traditional style roots music is extremely popular: artists sell thousands of CDs and DVDs of music videos, pack stadiums for concerts and frequently appear on national television. There are many, many … Read more »

  • 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 »

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