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  • blog March 2, 2017

    The Winners from Carnival 2017

    “Carnival” encompasses a lot of things—dancing, costumes, parades and contests. And with Ash Wednesday now behind us, the results are in. Several of the largest, most famous Carnivals came to an end Wednesday, including many across the Caribbean like Haiti … Read more »

  • blog December 23, 2016

    Afropop Exclusive Mix: Brazil Samba MPB Vol. One From DJ Ephraim Asili

    Afropop is delighted to share an exclusive mix specially deejayed for us by Ephraim Asili, entitled Brazil Samba MPB Vol. One: Brazilian LPs From A Trip to Salvador. A filmmaker, DJ and traveler, Ephraim is a full-time visiting artist in … Read more »

  • hip-deep December 1, 2016

    The Money Show

    Every day, money changes hands in Ghanaian cedi, South African rand, and Brazilian real as music is created, traded, performed, purchased and pirated. In this episode we look at the business side of African music, through a series of vignettes … Read more »

  • blog October 5, 2016

    The Roots Bring Their Picnic to NYC

    Last weekend (Oct. 1-2), in the pulsing heart of midtown Manhattan, The Roots hosted a picnic like none other, bringing together friends and heroes from across generations. In the year of the ninth annual Roots Picnic in their hometown of … Read more »

  • review August 30, 2016

    Camaleão Borboleta

    Chalk up another win for Brazil as a land of musical savants. The six members of Graveola apparently had minimal training in music when they formed this collective as college students in 2004. Originally called Graveola e o Lixo Polifônico … Read more »

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