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  • program October 20, 2016

    African Music at the Crossroads

    Afropop producer Banning Eyre takes us on a surprise-filled tour of his 30-some years of covering African music. Through conversations with Georges Collinet and producer/agent/DJ Rab Bakari, the program reflects on how the world, the music, the culture and the … Read more »

  • blog October 13, 2016

    Issa Bagayogo (1961-2016)

    Issa Bagayogo was a trailblazer in West African music. His 1999 debut release, Sya (Cobalt/Six Degrees) set a new direction for Malian pop. It drew on his background playing the kamele ngoni, literally “young man’s harp,” a kind of secular … Read more »

  • blog October 1, 2016

    Fall Benefit Party Success!

    Afropop’s inaugural Icons & Innovators benefit party in Washington D.C. on Thurs., Sept. 29 was a huge success! We had a full house of people from all walks of life and the spirit was high. We celebrated and honored three … Read more »

  • program August 25, 2016

    Two Lions: Bunny Wailer and Hakim

    On this program we survey the careers of two legends and giants within their genres. Bunny Wailer is the last surviving member of the original Wailers. Right up to his 2016 tour, when we met him, this architect of reggae music … Read more »

  • blog August 25, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Bunny Wailer

    This edition of “Best of The Beat” takes us all the way back to Vol. 3, 1984. The magazine was still in an early stage of evolution in terms of design and layout, but the articles were already fully formed … Read more »

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