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  • review October 24, 2016

    Nouvelle Journée

    Lorraine Klaasen’s new album, Nouvelle Journée, is a feel-good album that delves into jazz, blues, gospel, soul and pop influences. It is anchored in rich South African sounds which pay homage to her background and her mother, Thandie Klaasen, a legendary South … Read more »

  • botb April 4, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Hugh Masekela

    The importance and stature of South African musician/composer/bandleader Hugh Masekela cannot be overemphasized. His highly productive career has bridged jazz, funk and township jive with many more genres in the mix. His discography encompasses at least 43 albums since 1963. … Read more »

  • 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 »

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