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  • interview February 9, 2017

    Afrisa Lives! Interview with Modero Mekanisi

    L’Orchestre Afrisa International is one of the most consequential African bands of the 20th century. It was the third major Congolese band to feature vocal legend Tabu Ley Rochereau, but this was the band he led for most of his … Read more »

  • blog December 30, 2016

    Tribute to African Music Producer Ibrahima Sylla

    Afropop Worldwide commemorates the pre-eminent African music producer and visionary Ibrahima Sylla, who died three years ago on Dec. 30. For some unknown reason we neglected to note his passing at the time, but to correct the record, we here … Read more »

  • blog December 14, 2016

    Fally Ipupa: New Single and Birthday

    Today’s a big day for Fally Ipupa. For all the Afropop regulars out there, you’ll surely know this name, the biggest star in contemporary Congolese pop. We’ve seen Fally perform several times (at Symphony Space in 2016 and the 42 West nightclub in 2015), … 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 November 30, 2016

    Happy Birthday Pépé Kallé

    Today, Nov. 30, 2016, Pépé Kallé would have been 65 years old. Also known affectionately by his fans as l’Eléphant de la Musique Africaine (the Elephant of African Music) in his home of the Democratic Republic of Congo and throughout the world, … Read more »

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