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  • review June 8, 2017

    Zaire 74: The African Artists

    The Rumble in the Jungle is a gift that keeps on giving. The legendary 1974 heavyweight championship boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman yielded two superb documentary films, the Oscar-winning When We Were Kings (1996) and Soul Power … Read more »

  • review April 21, 2016

    Odze Odze

    Here’s one for you to pull out whenever you need to inject a little bit of sunshine into your day. The Jagger Botchway Group’s recently released album Odze Odze drenches highlife, traditional Ghanaian rhythms, and Afro-funk in the bright, shiny, … Read more »

  • botb November 16, 2015

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Orlando Julius Ekemode

    Nigerian bandleader, composer and saxophonist Orlando Julius, a.k.a. O.J. Ekemode, is the subject of this installment of Afropop’s “Best of The Beat” series of reprints of features from The Beat magazine. A seminal figure in highlife, Afrobeat and international African … Read more »

  • blog October 15, 2015

    2016 Cape Town Jazz Festival Adventure!

    If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting South Africa, check out this opportunity. We’re partnering with award-winning Immersion Journeys to take you to the renowned Cape Town Jazz Festival where you can mingle backstage with some South African and international jazz … Read more »

  • blog October 7, 2015

    In Conversation With Orlando Julius

    Nigerian Afrobeat legend Orlando Julius, a.k.a. O.J. Ekemode, had a U.S. tour last month, making a stop in New York at Le Poisson Rouge on Sept. 25, which we covered here. Prior to the show and just after soundcheck, Afropop … Read more »

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