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  • blog August 8, 2017

    Yemi Alade Live at Playstation Theater

    On Sat., August 5, Afropop had the pleasure of seeing Nigerian pop star Yemi Alade at the Playstation Theater as part of her Mama Africa tour. Ever since Yemi Alade’s initial rise to fame in 2009, she has quickly taken … Read more »

  • blog July 31, 2017

    Ticket Giveaway: Yemi Alade at Playstation Theater

    The famed Nigerian singer/songwriter, Yemi Alade, will be performing at the Playstation Theater, located at 1515 Broadway, on Sat., Aug. 5! She released her last album, Mama Africa, in 2016 and released a follow-up EP entitled Mama Afrique in June of this year.  Two of our Afropop Worldwide listeners will have the chance to see this show for free by entering our ticket giveaway! Read more »

  • program July 6, 2017

    Afro-Tech: Stories of Synths in African Music

    Technology is one of the great drivers of musical change, and often one of its least understood. In this episode, we will explore the synthesizer, looking closely at the history of this ubiquitous (and often debated) piece of musical technology, … Read more »

  • blog June 16, 2017

    Hip Deep in Nigeria

    Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country and the birthplace of some of its most enduring music styles: juju, fuji, Afrobeat, Naija pop, and some would say, highlife—though don’t tell that to a Ghanaian! Today’s Nigerian popular music unquestionably dominates the … Read more »

  • interview March 30, 2017

    Austin Emielu: Edo Highlife as Progressive Traditionalism

    Dr. Austin Emielu is a musician and an associate professor of music at Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria. Alongside producer Morgan Greenstreet, Dr. Emielu co-produced our latest Hip Deep Nigeria program “Edo Highlife: Culture, Politics and Progressive Traditionalism.” Morgan and … Read more »

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