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  • program July 6, 2017

    Afro-Tech: Stories of Synths in African Music

    Technology is one of the great drivers of musical change, and often one of its least understood. In this episode, we will explore the synthesizer, looking closely at the history of this ubiquitous (and often debated) piece of musical technology, … Read more »

  • interview November 2, 2015

    Griot For A New Era: N’Faly Kouyate on Kora, Synths and African Unity

    N’Faly Kouyate, a Guinean kora player who lives in Belgium, recently released the phenomenal album, Change, which combines a heartfelt, powerful message against xenophobia and the illegal arms trade with a unique combination of traditional Mandingo instruments and synthesizers. Afropop writer Jesse Brent reached … Read more »

  • blog March 10, 2014

    David Byrne + all his best music friends play the songs of William Onyeabor LIVE!

    There’s no better way than to say this than plain and simple: on May 2nd and 3rd, David Byrne and an incredibly wide array of visionary musicians will take the stage at the BAM opera house to perform the music … Read more »

  • blog February 7, 2014

    DJ Gioumanne’s Massive Mix

    Recent cold weather getting you down? Don’t worry,  Thomas Gesthuizen of AfricanHipHop (aka Jumanne, J4 and now DJ Gioumanne) has just released a massive new mix of 80’s era African club music to heat up your next dance party. Spanning just under a … Read more »

  • blog December 2, 2013

    Featured Artists: Afro-Tech

      Want to know more about the music played in the “Afro-Tech” program? Here is a list of featured artists–and a great jumping off point for further exploration! West Africa Kris Okotie Kris Okotie is currently one of the foremost … Read more »

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