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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 August 16, 2017

    Photo Essay: Youssou N’Dour and Yacouba Sissoko

    The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of the shining stars of New York’s live summer music landscape, bringing a world of music and dance to the Prospect Park Bandshell every summer for nearly 40 years. This summer, we saw a … Read more »

  • blog June 14, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. Six

    This is the sixth feature in a series we call “Fresh Cuts.” It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists, and everything in between. Today we’ve got, among other things, hip-hop … Read more »

  • closeups May 30, 2017

    Mali: Politics Behind the Music

    The music of Mali is a powerful force in the international music market. It has been critically shaped by the changing role of the griot class in Malian society and Mali’s politics in general. Columbia University historian Gregory Mann shares … Read more »

  • blog April 20, 2017

    A Few Words With Vieux Farka Touré

    If you’ve been in the orbit of Afropop for any time you should be well acquainted with Vieux Farka Touré. His father, Ali Farka Touré, is counted with King Sunny Adé, Sir Victor Uwaifo, Franco and Djelimady Tounkara as a … Read more »

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