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  • blog September 21, 2016

    A Conversation with Paa Kow, Afro-Fusion Drum Maestro

    Drummer Paa Kow (pronounced Pah-Ko) grew up in a musical family in a small town near the coast of Ghana. His artistic energy and creativity was clear from a very young age, when he joined his family’s traveling concert band … Read more »

  • viv March 17, 2016

    Voices in Vinyl: Digging in Dakar

    It did not take long for me to feel at home in the city of Dakar. As soon as I landed–a day the city also welcomed the visiting King of Morocco–sounds from the streets were drumming high vibrations. I literally … 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 »

  • 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 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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