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  • blog October 12, 2017

    Photo Essay: Nigerian Independence Day Parade in NYC

    On Oct. 7, six days after the official Oct. 1 anniversary, thousands gathered on Manhattan’s East Side to celebrate Nigeria’s 57th independence day. After several hundred years of British presence in the area and official colonial control since the late … Read more »

  • blog October 4, 2017

    Photo Essay: Group Doueh and Innov Gnawa in NYC

    If you’ve been following Afropop this year, you’ve gotten a taste for some of the Maghreb’s musical multitude in our recent program on the World Sacred Music Festival in Fes, Morocco and maybe even gotten a chance to hear some of … Read more »

  • blog August 24, 2017

    Photo Essay: One Africa Music Fest in Brooklyn

    When the Nigerian Afrobeats star Davido sings, “I’m the biggest in Africa/I got my riches from Africa” in his track “Coolest Kid in Africa,” he’s not far off. The young artist’s music is somewhere at the top of the top … 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 August 4, 2017

    Field Report: 50th Annual Loiza Festival in NYC

    Over the weekend of July 28, thousands of guests gathered in celebration of Afro-Latino culture in New York during the latest edition of the “Fiestas Tradicionales en Honor a Santiago Apóstol,” fondly known as the Loiza Festival, after the Puerto … Read more »

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