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  • blog July 12, 2016

    Mabiisi: Accra Sessions Photo Essay

    This week, in the second episode of our new Afropop Closeups podcast series, we hear the story of a boundary-breaking collaboration between rapper Art Melody from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and kologo player Stevo Atambire from the north of Ghana, known … Read more »

  • program October 1, 2015

    Benin Roots Alive!

    In this program, we follow producer Morgan Greenstreet on a musical tour of Benin’s roots-pop music and Afro-jazz, while exploring the deep cultural and spiritual traditions that inspire contemporary musicians. We will visit a midnight album launch party for a … Read more »

  • blog April 16, 2015

    Afropop Exclusive! West Bridge Band Record Store Day Remix

      Whether you think Record Store Day is a great way to celebrate the community and experience of the neighborhood music shop, or if you think it’s a pseudo-holiday that hollowly celebrates a way of retail, at the very least … Read more »

  • blog April 10, 2015

    New Music From Mali: Featured Artists

    Want to know more about the artists featured in Sahel Sounds: New Music from Mali? Check out the profiles below! Group Anmataff Virtually unknown outside of the Sahel until one of their tracks was released on Sahelsounds’ Music from Saharan … Read more »

  • blog February 6, 2015

    Afropop Exclusive Premiere: Atropolis and Yacouba Sissoko–KoraNYC

    The kora is played in Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, the Gambia, and, naturally, New York City. Of course, when it comes to music, if it’s played anywhere it’s played in New York, so maybe it should be no … Read more »

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