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  • blog October 17, 2014

    Podcast: Beko ‘n’ Blues in Southwest Madagascar

    The Afropop podcast “Beko ‘n’ Blues in Southwest Madagascar” showcases a little-known vocal music of southwest Madagascar, and its performance by three remarkable popular singers, Monika and Lala Njava and Mikea. Monika learned this art from the renowned Antandroy musician … Read more »

  • feature October 13, 2014

    Angelique Kidjo and Friends Salute Miriam Makeba and Ubuntu!

    Ubuntu: Music and Arts of South Africa in New York City is a month-long celebration of the 20 years of democracy and freedom that followed the fall of apartheid. The festival lays out a feast of South African music, a … Read more »

  • review October 9, 2014

    Landini

    The leading light of Garifuna music has come home to roost. After his adventurous 2011 release Laru Beya—for which he traveled to Senegal and recorded with West African musicians—Aurelio understood anew that his strength as a musician lay in his … Read more »

  • review September 26, 2014

    Ala Ta

    Awa Sangho began her musical life in Dire, near Timbuktu, Mali, then moved on to Bamako and Abidjan—where she enjoyed a distinguished career as a singer/dancer/actress in Ensemble Koteba, and a front person in Les Go de Koteba—and since 2011, … Read more »

  • interview September 25, 2014

    Damily: The Tsapiky King Returns to Tulear

    Damily is a veteran guitarist, composer, and bandleader of tsapiky [tsa-PEEK] music. In 2001, he fell in love with and married a woman from France, and the moved there soon afterwards. Damily’s band, organized by his brother Rakapo, has remained … Read more »

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