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  • botb November 24, 2015

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Bonnie Raitt–A Blueswoman in Mali

    Rereading this piece from 14 years ago, roughly the half-life of Afropop, is nostalgic in so many ways. First, there is the memory of Mali in those wonderful, hopeful days. The tragedies of recent years in this—among the most beloved … Read more »

  • feature November 19, 2015

    Artists of the Nile Project Speak

    Afropop Worldwide’s program “Inside the Nile Project” takes listeners behind the scenes of perhaps the most unusual African ensemble to tour the United States in 2015. The program is a collaboration between producers Ian Coss and Banning Eyre, both of … Read more »

  • review November 11, 2015


    Renascence means rebirth, and in the case of Kandia Kouyaté, one of Mali’s most celebrated traditional singers, the music of rebirth comes as a welcome surprise. Kouyaté is a jelimouso, a female Mande griot singer whose work involves singing the … Read more »

  • review October 29, 2015

    Fatteliku: Live in Athens 1987

    It was the stuff of history when Peter Gabriel invited Youssou N’Dour and Super Etoile de Dakar to open up for him on his 1987 tour, promoting his massively successful album, So, on which N’Dour had performed. Gabriel personally introduced … Read more »

  • interview October 29, 2015

    Almeida Tells the Story of Tal National

    Tal National is a multiethnic, multigenre dance band from Niamey, Niger, led by guitarist, composer and acting judge Hamadal Moumine Issoufou—a.k.a. Almeida. Over a decade into their successful career in Niger, Tal National began releasing albums internationally and touring outside … Read more »

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