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  • program March 17, 2016

    Music in A Changing Cuba

    News bulletins from Havana are appearing daily as Obama’s initiative to defang the U.S. embargo moves forward. Ned Sublette, who frequently travels to Cuba, talks with Sean Barlow about the present moment and recent developments. The program features timba from … Read more »

  • blog July 30, 2015

    President Obama Addresses the Youth of Kenya

    Photo: AP/Ben Curtis President Obama wasn’t in Kenya for long, but he closed out his historic trip with a passionate speech at a packed sports arena in Nairobi. His speech was largely focused on young people and the future of … Read more »

  • blog July 25, 2015

    Obama’s Addis Ababa Music Guide

    After a few days in Kenya, his ancestral homeland, President Obama heads to Ethiopia. It’s been a while since Afropop got the chance to visit Addis Ababa, so we reached out to musician Cory Seznec to give us an update on what’s … Read more »

  • blog July 22, 2015

    Obama’s Nairobi Music Guide

    Photo: AP President Obama will be on a tight schedule when he arrives in Nairobi, Kenya this week, but if he has time to take in some music, there will be plenty to see. To find out what’s happening on … Read more »

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