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  • blog March 2, 2017

    Ticket Giveaway: Susana Baca At Pioneer Works

    World Music Institute, in conjunction with Pioneer Works, presents two-time Latin Grammy Award winner, singer-songwriter, ethnomusicologist, folklorist and teacher Susana Baca. More than just a singer, Baca is a poet and a historian. With her mellifluous voice, she and her … Read more »

  • review March 4, 2016

    Bambulaye

    The new album from New York’s Los Hacheros is a consistent work of truly soulful Afro-Cuban/Puerto Rican/Nuyorican neotraditional popular music. There is a deep sense of swing and sabor (flavor) in every coro (chorus vocal), tumbao (bass and conga groove) and montuno … Read more »

  • review December 10, 2015

    Senegal 70: Sonic Gems and Previously Unreleased Recordings From the ’70s

    Analog Africa‘s new compilation Senegal 70 has been on heavy rotation at the Afropop office, and in the personal listening space of this reviewer. Why? Mainly, because it feels like an album, not a random assortment of tracks from a given … Read more »

  • blog July 22, 2015

    Field Report: Nuits d’Afrique, Montreal

    Afropop was thrilled to return to the annual Nuits d’Afrique Festival in Montreal this past weekend. Montreal is a fun place, full of friendly people, great food, and culture from all over the world. You can hear some of the … Read more »

  • review June 21, 2015

    Amara Touré 1973​-​1980

    “Latin music, is it really foreign to us Africans? I don’t think so. Listen to the drums, to the rhythm. It all seems very close to us–it feels like it’s our own culture.” –Amara Touré In his recent review of … Read more »

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