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  • blog March 9, 2015

    Afropop Premiere! Benyoro: “An Sera” Video

    Benyoro has been part of the extended Afropop family for a little while now. Afropop Senior Editor Banning Eyre wrote that their debut, released last year, “sets the new bar for Mande music played in America.” Led by California-born guitarist and ngoni player … Read more »

  • review July 17, 2014

    New Music From Mande America: “Benyoro” and “The Great Peace”

    The U.S. continues to produce bands composed of West Africans and Americans performing electric music at ever mounting levels of proficiency and musicality. Two particularly impressive examples—Benyoro out of New York City, and Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba out of … Read more »

  • blog February 27, 2014

    Trio Da Kali: The New Face of Mande Music from Mali

    Lassana Diabate (Eyre 2014) Fans of African music everywhere know well the astounding prominence of Mande griot music in the continent’s musical pantheon. Even leaving aside all Mali’s desert blues and rich pentatonic music traditions, if we look at just … Read more »

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