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  • review July 6, 2017

    Ikaro del Amor

    This is the first new record from Los Wembler’s de Iquitos in 25 long years of relative obscurity beyond their home country of Peru. About 10 years ago, Barbès Records–the record label based around the Brooklyn venue of the same … Read more »

  • blog March 15, 2017

    Young Paris EP Release Party

    On March 24, Young Paris is due to drop an eight-track EP titled Afrobeats. The Congolese-American musician has been ascending to new heights, recently crowned with a record deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation label. Young Paris has been something … Read more »

  • interview September 6, 2016

    A Home Visit with Cuban Music Master Pedrito Martinez

      In 2013, Afropop Worldwide staff writer Morgan Greenstreet visited with Cuban master percussionist/singer Pedrito Martinez in his home in breezy Union City, NJ, just across the Lincoln Tunnel from Manhattan. Pedrito was a welcoming host, introducing our writer to … Read more »

  • blog May 24, 2016

    Ticket Giveaway: Akoya Afrobeat Album Release Party May 31

    One of the longest-running Afrobeat groups in New York, Akoya Afrobeat is back after a lengthy hiatus with a new album, Under the Tree. We recently premiered “Taking It Back,” a heavy Afrobeat/soul anthem. Check that out to learn more about the … Read more »

  • blog March 24, 2016

    Exclusive: Hear Super Onze de Gao’s Latest Worldwide Release

    Despite a career reaching back to the early 1980s, Super Onze de Gao is just now unfurling their second worldwide release. It’s Afropop’s honor to present it here for the first time. Jo Kanga Djiribi by Super Onze, The Takamba champions … Read more »

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