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  • 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 »

  • video February 6, 2015

    Hip Deep Salegy Video!

    Salegy is the signature dance music of northern Madagascar, and one of the island nation’s great musical exports. No surprise, salegy is a major focus of Afropop’s “Hip Deep in Madagascar” series.  This video tells the salegy story, and captures … Read more »

  • blog January 30, 2015

    The Birth of the El Foukr R’Assembly

    It’s a stubborn fact that many people in North Africa don’t actually consider themselves part of Africa. Whether they identify as Middle Eastern, Arab, or some other way, there’s been a historical resistance to embracing continental solidarity.  That’s one reason … Read more »

  • interview January 27, 2015

    Interview: Marie Daulne of Zap Mama

    Marie Daulne and the latest version of her genre-busting ensemble Zap Mama were a standout at New York’s recent globalFEST concert extravaganza. Marie is a traveler and an adventurer, and she’ll soon be back in the U.S. touring in a … Read more »

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