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  • blog September 5, 2014

    Mulatu Astatke’s Journey to Find Himself

    The first thing that will strike you at a concert by Mulatu Astatke, before the music even starts, is the mix of the crowd you are in. First, there are the older jazz lovers who may have come upon Astatke … Read more »

  • blog July 29, 2014

    A Rising Tide: Mokoomba

    The international press has called Mokoomba, the six-piece group from Zimbabwe, an “overnight success story.” But like many such stories, their “overnight” began a decade ago. The group hails from Victoria Falls, also known in Tonga as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke … Read more »

  • blog July 18, 2014

    Field Report: Montreal Jazz Festival 2014

    The Festival International de Jazz de Montreal never seems to forget “international” when it comes to their programming. For its 35th anniversary, the festival featured over 800 concerts between 15 indoor venues and 10 outdoor stages, with a plethora of … Read more »

  • blog April 2, 2014

    Field Report: Song From the Forest at SXSW 2014

    Ron Deutsch was recently in Austin, TX, reporting for Afropop Worldwide from SXSW 2014. While there, Deutsch interviewed documentary filmmakers Michael Obert and Alex Tondowski, who were in town to promote their new film, Song From the Forest, about Louis Sarno’s … Read more »

  • blog July 15, 2013

    The 2013 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal & A Conversation with Vieux Farka Touré

    This year marked the 34th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal which ran from June 28 to July 7. While jazz is, of course, the predominant form of music to be seen and heard, with over 3000 … Read more »

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