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  • program October 5, 2017

    Accounting for Taste

    When we talk about the influence of American performers on African music, we usually think about a few obvious examples, legends like Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix or James Brown. In this episode, we go beyond these stars to explore the … Read more »

  • blog September 12, 2017

    Ticket Giveaway: Group Doueh with Innov Gnawa

    It’s a family affair! The World Music Institute presents the husband and wife duo, Group Doueh, at Le Poisson Rouge on Fri. Sept. 29. Band leader Doueh hails from Dakhla in Western Sahara and performs the electric guitar-tinged traditional Sahrawi … Read more »

  • blog May 3, 2017

    New York African Film Festival Emphasizes Activism in This Year’s Showcase

    The arts in the United States have been experiencing quite precarious times with the looming threat of reduced federal funding. However, this hasn’t stopped organizations from continuing to display ambitious and defiant work by courageous artists who are aptly reacting … Read more »

  • interview May 27, 2015

    Interview: Chassol on Carnival and Producing Frank Ocean

    After traveling down musical pathways in New Orleans and India on his last two albums, French director, pianist and composer Christophe Chassol has turned to his family’s homeland in Martinique for his new album Big Sun, along with an accompanying documentary. We reached out to Chassol … Read more »

  • blog May 22, 2015

    Future Sound of Mzansi: Documentary Out Now

    If like us, you have been eagerly following all of the astounding electronic music coming out of South Africa in recent years, then we have some good news for you. Spoek Mathambo, the multitalented musician and producer from Johannesburg, has teamed up … Read more »

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