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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 October 4, 2017

    Photo Essay: Group Doueh and Innov Gnawa in NYC

    If you’ve been following Afropop this year, you’ve gotten a taste for some of the Maghreb’s musical multitude in our recent program on the World Sacred Music Festival in Fes, Morocco and maybe even gotten a chance to hear some of … Read more »

  • blog May 5, 2015

    Field Report: Angelique Kidjo at New Orleans’ Jazz and Heritage Festival

    Midway through her electrifying, elevating set on the Congo Square Stage of the 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Angelique Kidjo introduced a song that she said was by the person who was her inspiration, whose very existence gave … Read more »

  • review April 6, 2015

    Free Love

    It’s hard not to come in rooting for Fantasma on Free Love, the first album from the multifaceted South African group, but it’s also hard not to come away from it a bit confused. Over the course of the record’s 14 … Read more »

  • blog May 2, 2013

    Meridian Brothers cover “Purple Haze”

    Colombia’s Meridian Brothers have never been accused of being normal. Not once. Not ever. Their ongoing exploration of guitar bent psychedelia and neo-tropical nightmare continues on their latest single, a suitable tripped out cover of the Hendrix standard. With an … Read more »

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