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  • blog September 14, 2016

    Remembering Prince Buster: The Passing of A Jamaican Music Legend

    Jamaican singer and producer Muhammed Yusef Ali, known to his fans as Prince Buster, passed away in Miami on Sept. 8. A pivotal figure in the early development of Jamaican popular music, his recording career spanned the 1950s and ‘60s, … Read more »

  • program December 24, 2015

    World Sacred Music Festival in Fes

    The World Sacred Music festival in Fes, Morocco fully delivers on its promise of bringing together profound, spiritual music from around the globe. In one edition of the festival, Youssou N’Dour debuted his Egypt project, backed by an orchestra from … Read more »

  • hip-deep October 15, 2015

    The Story of Rai

    Afropop Worldwide listeners have heard the brilliant singer Khaled often on our program. In this Hip Deep portrait, Khaled shares stories and insights from his remarkable career–from his early days growing up in cosmopolitan Oran on the Mediterranean coast of … Read more »

  • hip-deep July 18, 2014

    Proving the Bubu Myth: Janka Nabay, War and Witchcraft in Sierra Leone

    Every year on Sierra Leone’s Independence Day in late April, musicians and revelers descend upon Freetown from throughout the country. Parades and celebrations traverse the city, joining diverse neighborhoods with processional music, including one particular local style called bubu, a … Read more »

  • interview September 12, 2013

    Fes Sacred World Music Festival- Interview Excerpts

    During Afropop’s time in Fes, our team talked to a number of musicians and scholars. Here are some choice excerpts from those conversations. Jonathan Shannon is a musicologist specializing in Andalusian music. After much research in Syria, Jonathan was living in … Read more »

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