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  • hip-deep July 20, 2017

    Proving the Bubu Myth: Janka Nabay, War and Witchcraft in Sierra Leone

    This is an encore presentation. Originally aired in July 2014. Every year on Sierra Leone’s Independence Day in late April, musicians and revelers descend upon Freetown from throughout the country. Parades and celebrations traverse the city, joining diverse neighborhoods with … Read more »

  • 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 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 »

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