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  • blog March 1, 2017

    Reflections on “A Man of Good Hope”

    In times of closed ears, misinformation and harmful, one-sided narratives, telling unsung stories can be an act of survival and solidarity. For Asad Abdullahi, a Somali refugee in South Africa, telling his story to the writer Jonny Steinberg was a … Read more »

  • review April 6, 2015

    Free Love

    It’s hard not to come in rooting for Fantasma on Free Love, the first album from the multifaceted South African group, but it’s also hard not to come away from it a bit confused. Over the course of the record’s 14 … Read more »

  • blog October 14, 2014

    Simphiwe Dana: South African Rising Star

    Afropop Worldwide‘s Sean Barlow spoke to the critically acclaimed South African singer/songwriter Simphiwe Dana upon her arrival in New York to perform at the Apollo Theater on Oct. 11 as part of the Apollo’s Africa Now festival featuring South Africa. … Read more »

  • hip-deep December 5, 2013

    South African Artists Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela

    The extraordinary wisdom and forgiveness of Nelson Mandela as he led South Africa out of the hated apartheid system to a non-racial, democratic society is a deep inspiration that will long outlive him. Along the long journey to freedom, South … Read more »

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