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This summer, Afropop launched a new and improved podcast, making your favorite world-spanning radio show available in a whole new way. To celebrate, we’ve put together a show featuring some of our favorite moments from the podcast. Previously available only … Read more »

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    Wired For Sound: Mozambique

    We don’t hear a lot of music from Mozambique. There have been some fine releases of classic marrabenta dance music, and a few roots-pop bands like Ghorwane, Eyuphuro and Mabulu all produced memorable CDs in their times. There’s a Rough … Read more »

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    Salvadora Robot

    In their latest adventure, Salvadora Robot, the Meridian Brothers’ signature skewed sound has evolved into a complex futuristic cosmos. Galaxies collide and merge in this overwhelming burst of rhythm and electronic-infused cumbia. Not that we would expect anything less. Masterminded by … Read more »

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    Siriá

    Slavery was legal in Brazil for almost 400 years. From the early 1500s until the practice was abolished there in 1888, some 4.5 million African men and women were shipped across the Atlantic to Portuguese settlements in the Amazon, where … Read more »

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    New Music From Mande America: “Benyoro” and “The Great Peace” ,

    The U.S. continues to produce bands composed of West Africans and Americans performing electric music at ever mounting levels of proficiency and musicality. Two particularly impressive examples—Benyoro out of New York City, and Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba out of … Read more »

Wired For Sound: Mozambique

We don’t hear a lot of music from Mozambique. There have been some fine releases of classic marrabenta dance music, and a few roots-pop bands like Ghorwane, Eyuphuro and Mabulu all produced memorable CDs in their times. There’s a Rough … Read more »

NYC Events »

  • Sun Aug 31

    Location: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    TICKETS $50-$100

    In its 9th year, the “CELEBRATION OF AFRICA’S FINEST” will feature the top African celebrities who have been nominated for the 2014 NEA as well as other African and American entertainers. The weekend promises to be a big celebration of Africans in America.

    The NEA AWARDS is an annual entertainment award show held in the United States, with the sole purpose of celebrating and recognizing the numerous contributions of entertainers to the African entertainment industry, while at the same time promoting the image and rich culture of Nigeria.

  • Sun Aug 31

    Location: B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W 42 St, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Showtime @ 7pm
    Doors Open @ 6pm
    Tickets $25 in advance, $35 day of show

    Pagode Do Massa is the ultimate party and concert for Brazilian music lovers who want to extend their fun after the Brazilian Day Parade.

    Live performances by Grupo Samba Mais, Trio Open Bar & DJ Bruno Goiano.

    Grupo Samba Mais

    Humberto Rosario - Voice, Cavaquinho
    Bira Do Repique - Repique
    Marklay Guerra - Pandeiro
    Fabricio Almeida - Pandeiro
    Dan Henrique - Surdo
    Wanderson Lobinho - Tantan

    Trio Open Bar

    Fellipe Prata - Voice, Guitar
    Leandro Prata - Voice
    Lorenna Veiga - Voice
    Eduardo de Carvalho - Accordion
    Rui Balla - Drums
    Marcio Marques - Guitar
    Rafael Figueiredo - Bass

    DJ Bruno Goiano

    Performing the most danceable Brazilian music hits!
    Axe, Samba, Pagode, Arrocha, Sertanejo, Funk and Forro - See more at: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=4467#sthash.81ZeHrFb.dpuf

  • Sun Aug 31

    Location: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Free Fun Salsa Lessons by Joey Corsica, DJ Walter B. Nice & VJ Willie Rivera

    Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
    $5.00

  • Sun Aug 31

    Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    “...[his style] combines roots, reggae, dancehall and traditional West African rythms...[his] sound demonstrates his belief that 'You gotta change the music with the time'.” - The Beat

  • Sun Aug 31

    Location: B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W 42 St, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 11:00 pm to 12:00 am

    Ladies Free Before 11:30pm