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  • feature August 27, 2015

    Cuts From the Crypt: Banning’s Picks

    The Afropop Archive, 30 years in the making, is a huge collection of vinyl, cassettes, CDs, field tapes, live performance recordings, videos in many formats, photographs, books, periodicals, posters and more. Afropop producers have meticulously collected materials all over the … Read more »

  • program August 27, 2015

    Cuts From the Crypt II: Banning’s Picks

    As work continues on the vast Afropop archive, producer Banning Eyre takes a deep dive and comes up with some gems. On the vinyl front, the focus is on South African and Zimbabwe, where the Afropop team collected a good … Read more »

  • blog June 1, 2015

    Beyond Mapfumo: Five Tracks From Zimbabwe

    Afropop Senior Editor Banning Eyre recently published Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music that Made Zimbabwe, a long-awaited profile of that colossal figure in Zimbabwean music. But towering as Mapfumo may be, Zimbabwe has plenty of other musical treasure to offer. … Read more »

  • review August 29, 2014

    Wired For Sound: Mozambique

    We don’t hear a lot of music from Mozambique. There have been some fine releases of classic marrabenta dance music, and a few roots-pop bands like Ghorwane, Eyuphuro and Mabulu all produced memorable CDs in their times. There’s a Rough … Read more »

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