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  • closeups October 3, 2017

    Afro-Symphonic Folk: From the Coasts of Africa to the San Francisco Bay

    The San Francisco Bay Area is a unique cultural space that has given birth to some of the most iconic countercultural American music. It is a place where identities can be fluid and hyphenated, where new voices emerge to speak … Read more »

  • program September 21, 2017

    San Francisco: Afropop By the Bay

    It turns out that the first American city to host a roster of local African bands was not New York, Miami or Chicago, but the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California. Hugh Masekela brought Hedzoleh Soundz from Ghana, and … Read more »

  • blog June 3, 2016

    Preview: Summer Concerts in Chicago, San Francisco, Montreal and Albuquerque

    With Memorial Day behind us, summer has unofficially arrived and with it, that sweetest of summer pleasures: sitting outside on a balmy, long-stretching evening, listening to music. While New York takes up a lot of Afropop’s attention, we haven’t forgotten … Read more »

  • blog June 29, 2015

    U.S. Premiere of Angélique Kidjo and Philip Glass’ Ifé

    Angélique Kidjo, superstar Beninoise singer and humanitarian activist,  has teamed up with acclaimed American composer Philip Glass to create an orchestral piece called Ifé: Three Yorùbá Songs. The American premiere of the collaboration takes place July 10 with the San … Read more »

  • review December 3, 2014

    The Paris Session

    Guest reviewer Jeffrey Callen, a writer, ethnomusicologist and consultant based in San Francisco, contributes an album review and his take on a recent live show by the innovative Israeli-Malian group Toure Raichel Collective at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco. … Read more »

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