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  • feature August 27, 2015

    Cuts From the Crypt: Banning’s Picks

    The Afropop Archive, 30 years in the making, is a huge collection of vinyl, cassettes, CDs, field tapes, live performance recordings, videos in many formats, photographs, books, periodicals, posters and more. Afropop producers have meticulously collected materials all over the … Read more »

  • program August 27, 2015

    Cuts From the Crypt II: Banning’s Picks

    As work continues on the vast Afropop archive, producer Banning Eyre takes a deep dive and comes up with some gems. On the vinyl front, the focus is on South African and Zimbabwe, where the Afropop team collected a good … Read more »

  • blog August 20, 2015

    Mbira Maestro Chartwell Dutiro in New York For A Month

    For centuries, the Shona people of Zimbabwe have believed in the guidance of their ancestral spirits. Mbira music plays a central role as a linchpin between the living and the spiritual world, in all-night ritual ceremonies called bira. The mystic … Read more »

  • hip-deep August 20, 2015

    Hip Deep Ghana 2: 21st Century Accra From Gospel to Hiplife

    Hiplife, a fusion of hip-hop and highlife, has come of age, spawning subgenres tilting to roots culture, international rap, and boldly humorous satire, not to mention azonto, a dance craze that has rocketed to global renown in just over a … Read more »

  • interview July 30, 2015

    San Francisco: Afropop By the Bay, Back in the Day…

    The Afropop Worldwide program “San Francisco: Afropop By the Bay” tells the unlikely story of how a quorum of superb African musicians—from Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa—landed in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s and early ‘80s. These … Read more »

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