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  • hip-deep July 2, 2015

    King Sunny Ade: Hip Deep Portrait

    King Sunny Ade was, in many ways, the inspiration for what would become Afropop Worldwide. And he was by no means an inspiration only to us! Many fans in America first got hooked on Afropop (and African music in general) … Read more »

  • interview June 17, 2015

    Pat Thomas Talks About His New Album

    Pat Thomas is a veteran of Ghanaian highlife, going back to the 1960s. He is often associated with the so-called Burger highlife scene out of Germany, where he and many other highlife musicians once lived. But these days, Pat is … Read more »

  • blog June 16, 2015

    Banning Eyre on PRI’s “The World”

    Afropop Senior Editor Banning Eyre appeared on PRI’s The World to talk about his new book, Lion Songs, on the life and music of Thomas Mapfumo, and the accompanying CD of highlights from Mapfumo’s musical career. It’s a project that’s been a … Read more »

  • review June 12, 2015

    Havana Paris Dakar

    The Senegalese love affair with Cuban music is nothing new. It goes back to at least the 1940s, and reached spectacular fruition in the pan-African sound of Orchestra Baobab in the ‘60s and ‘70s and the revival band Africando starting … Read more »

  • feature June 11, 2015

    Atlantic Journey: Photo Essay

    This set of photographs documents our 2015 Atlantic journey from Cape Town to Namibia and Cape Verde. For the music and stories behind these images, stream or download Afropop’s Atlantic Journey program.  Here, we won’t say much. After all, a … Read more »

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