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  • botb November 4, 2015

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Youssou N’Dour

    Our first Beat reprint is from volume 6, 1987. The young Youssou N’Dour was in the U.S. for the first time, when Peter Gabriel brought him on board to open his So tour and to introduce the Super Etoile band … Read more »

  • interview November 2, 2015

    Griot For A New Era: N’Faly Kouyate on Kora, Synths and African Unity

    N’Faly Kouyate, a Guinean kora player who lives in Belgium, recently released the phenomenal album, Change, which combines a heartfelt, powerful message against xenophobia and the illegal arms trade with a unique combination of traditional Mandingo instruments and synthesizers. Afropop writer Jesse Brent reached … Read more »

  • review October 29, 2015

    Fatteliku: Live in Athens 1987

    It was the stuff of history when Peter Gabriel invited Youssou N’Dour and Super Etoile de Dakar to open up for him on his 1987 tour, promoting his massively successful album, So, on which N’Dour had performed. Gabriel personally introduced … Read more »

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