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  • blog December 20, 2016

    Afropop’s Guide to the 59th Grammy Awards

    There are way more Grammys than you ever seem to hear about—“Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package,” for instance—so you can certainly be forgiven for thinking there’s nothing beyond an Adele-Beyoncé showdown over Song of the Year. If you’re … Read more »

  • interview May 26, 2016

    Interview: Going Places with Herb Alpert

    Herb Alpert will have a 10-day residency at The Carlyle from May 31 to June 11. In honor of this, we’re republishing this 2015 interview. Not long ago, I was walking down a street in Brooklyn and noticed a local … Read more »

  • botb November 4, 2015

    The Beat Goes On!

    We are very pleased and proud to announce a new feature at Afropop.org: reprints of selected articles from the late, lamented magazine The Beat, which documented the emergence of reggae, African, Caribbean and world music on the international level. The … Read more »

  • blog September 29, 2015

    Video for Daby Touré’s “Oma”

    Daby Touré has just released a video for “Oma,” a standout track from his new album Amonafi (Afropop’s review here). The song is a playful bit of ska, with a catchy chorus that seemingly belies the gravity of its subject matter: the … Read more »

  • review September 29, 2015

    Amonafi

    Throughout his career, Daby Touré has embodied a multicultural approach to music. He was born in Mauritania, raised in Senegal and has lived in Paris since 1989. He sings in Fulani, Soninke, Wolof, French and English, and names pop icons including Michael Jackson, … Read more »

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