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  • program March 26, 2015

    Africa in America: Ladies’ Edition

    Afropop’s occasional series on African music made in America continues with a focus on three remarkable women. Marie Daulne, founder of the genre bending vocal group Zap Mama, collaborates with New York Afrobeat band Antibalas, and we hear them live … Read more »

  • review March 23, 2015

    Three Masters Remembered in Box Sets

    Three terrific new box sets have hit the market this year, each illuminating the life and music of a truly original and deeply memorable artist. In Ghana in the 1950s, trumpeter and bandleader E.T. Mensah became an architect and leading … Read more »

  • blog March 16, 2015

    Danger Zone: Thomas Mapfumo Urges Zimbabwe Public to Steal Pirated Copies of New CD

    Thomas Mapfumo, the Lion of Zimbabwe, is making news again. He may live in exile in Oregon, but there is now fresh proof that his words still matter back home. At the center of the story is Mapfumo’s long-awaited album, … Read more »

  • interview February 17, 2015

    Interview: Going Places with Herb Alpert

    Not long ago, I was walking down a street in Brooklyn and noticed a local resident had set out a few items on the curb. Front and center was a vinyl LP with a cover that instantly returned me to … Read more »

  • review February 16, 2015

    Four From Mali

    Mali has suffered through three years of political instability and tension, with serious consequences for musicians’ livelihoods, not only in the troubled north but in the capital, Bamako. And all that comes on top of the collapse of the recorded … Read more »

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