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  • blog February 22, 2017

    Ticket Giveaway: Africa Now! At the Apollo Theater

    World Music Institute is back at it again with its highly anticipated annual presentation, Africa Now! in partnership with the Apollo Theater. This year’s concert will be hosted by South African comedian, coproducer and writer Loyiso Gola. The audience will … Read more »

  • blog August 22, 2013

    Live Alert: Toubab Krewe + DJ.Henri Rock SOBs for Mali TONIGHT!

    NYC is full of amazing music all the time! So never sleep and catch it all! Tonight is no exception: Toubab Krewe, hailing from Ashville NC, bring their unique style of traditional Malian music with an exploratory jam-band sensibility to SOBs, which has … Read more »

  • blog September 25, 2012

    Obo Addy Memorial

    Friends We’ve lost one of America’s pioneering African artists.  Born into the Ga ethnic group in Ghana, Obo came to the Pacific northwest in the late ’70s to teach at Lewis & Clark College in Portland. Afropop’s Banning Eyre recalls … Read more »

  • feature June 22, 2012

    Exclusive Podcast: Msafiri Zawose Brings Wagogo Roots to US

    Anyone who has collected the best and most moving recordings of traditional African music will know the name “Zawose.”  Hukwe Zawose, who died in 2003, was a giant–an influential figure in post-Independence Tanzania, the leader of a traditional music movement, … Read more »

  • interview March 20, 2012

    Living Traditions: Discussions on Traditions and Venues in Egypt

    Living Traditions Discussions on Traditions and Venues in Egypt. Over a month in the summer of 2011, Afropop’s Banning Eyre and Sean Barlow researched a variety of traditional music scenes in Egypt.  The most accessible folklore in Cairo is tourist … Read more »

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