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  • blog September 23, 2016

    Video: Jomion and the Uklos on B-Side

    On Thurs., Sept. 15, Afropop Worldwide’s Banning Eyre appeared on BRIC TV for an exclusive live in-studio performance and interview with Jomion and the Uklos. Jomion and the Uklos is a family band from Benin, West Africa, led by Samuel “Jomion” … Read more »

  • program June 9, 2016

    Voodoo To Go Festival

    Producer Morgan Greenstreet follows the trail of West African Vaudou spiritual music to a very unlikely place—Utrecht, Netherlands—for the first edition of the Voodoo To Go Festival. Pioneered by Togolese entrepreneur Leopold Ekué Messan, the three-day festival set out to … Read more »

  • program March 3, 2016

    Treasures of Benin

    Nestled between Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria, Benin is a culturally rich sliver of West Africa too often overlooked. This program focuses Afropop’s spotlight on Benin, starting with the country’s favorite daughter: International star Angelique Kidjo looks back on … Read more »

  • program October 1, 2015

    Benin Roots Alive!

    In this program, we follow producer Morgan Greenstreet on a musical tour of Benin’s roots-pop music and Afro-jazz, while exploring the deep cultural and spiritual traditions that inspire contemporary musicians. We will visit a midnight album launch party for a … Read more »

  • blog September 24, 2015

    John Coltrane’s African Connection

    John Coltrane is a quiet, powerfully built young man who plays tenor saxophone quite unlike anyone in all of jazz. His style has been described as “sheets of sound” or as “flurries of melody.” But, despite the accuracy, or lack … Read more »

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