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  • interview August 25, 2016

    Hakim Talks Post-Revolution Egypt

    Hakim, known as the “Lion of Sha’abi Music” in Egypt, had not performed in the U.S. since February 2002, when he shared the stage with Algerian rai superstar Khaled at the Beacon Theater in New York. In the months after … Read more »

  • program August 25, 2016

    Two Lions: Bunny Wailer and Hakim

    On this program we survey the careers of two legends and giants within their genres. Bunny Wailer is the last surviving member of the original Wailers. Right up to his 2016 tour, when we met him, this architect of reggae music … Read more »

  • blog July 25, 2016

    Photo Essay: Hakim and Krar Collective at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

    Prospect Park saw a rare occurrence last week: Egypt’s shaabi superstar Hakim came to the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn stage for his first performance in the U.S. since 2002, and gave what was no doubt one of the best performances of … Read more »

  • blog December 30, 2014

    2014: Our Year in Mixes

    According to tradition, December at Afropop is taken up by a month-long discussion/argument about the best, worst, and most interesting music of the proceeding year. If you want to check out the results of our thoughts about the best releases … Read more »

  • blog July 17, 2012

    Nuits D’Afriques: 26 Years of Afro-bliss in Montreal

    It’s summer in Montreal and once again African music is in the air. Twenty-six years ago, a young nightclub owner from Guinea–Lamine Touré–and a small team of African music enthusiasts mounted the first Nuits d’Afrique festival on a single stage, … Read more »

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