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  • blog September 16, 2015

    ¡Globalquerque! Festival Returns For 11th Year

    The 11th annual ¡Globalquerque! festival takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sept. 25-26. The spectacular lineup this year includes the legendary Malian griot Kassé Mady Diabaté, Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Orlando Julius, Honduran Garifuna singer Aurelio Martinez, Congo-Angolan rumba, soukous and salsa singer Ricardo Lemvo … Read more »

  • blog April 1, 2015

    Sterns Music Reissues Éditions Vévé

    Musician, club owner, producer, talent scout: Verckys (born Georges Mateta Kiamuangana) was a giant of Congolese music, with fingers in all manner of music business pies. Recruited by legendary rumba band leader Franco, he cut his teeth in the ’60s … Read more »

  • program November 13, 2014

    Afropop Live! NYC, Musical Metropolis

    What do you get when you combine Congolese rapper Baloji, Lebanese pop star Yasmine Hamdan, Jamaican guitarist Brushy One-String, and Mauritanian vocal powerhouse Noura Mint Seymali? 2014’s jaw-dropping GlobalFEST. What do you get when you combine live recordings of these artists … Read more »

  • feature July 28, 2014

    Three Great Nights at Montreal’s Nuits d’Afrique

    The Nuits d’Afrique festival takes place each summer in the charming metropolis of Montreal, Quebec. Founded 28 years ago, just before Afropop Worldwide hit the airwaves, Nuits d’Afrique has a very similar mission to our organization. Like us, they’re all … Read more »

  • blog June 23, 2014

    More East African Brilliance From Moreno and L’Orchestra First Moja-One

    It’s sad that, in the current wave of Western interest in the classic dance-band sounds of Africa, the Congolese rumba that dominated much of the continent for decades has received fairly short shrift. In comparison with the more accessibly funky … Read more »

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