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  • July 30, 2014

    Batida- “Pobre e Rico” Video

    Batida, the nom de plume of Portuguese-Angolan producer Pedro Coqueñao, has been on our radar for a few years now. Starting off as the creator of a radio show that mixed 70s Angolan music with the current sounds of Angola … Read more »

  • July 30, 2014

    Tecno Brega: A Video Primer

    Tecno brega is one of the liveliest music scenes covered in our recent program “The Mighty Amazon” and it’s not just because of the music. Drop by some of the biggest aparalhagens (sound systems) that play weekly throughout the state … Read more »

  • July 29, 2014

    Jaojoby and Mahmoud Ahmed: Two African Giants Visit New York

    This past week, New York was graced with the presence of two legendary Afropop singer/bandleaders. Eusebe Jaojoby of Madagascar at age 58 and Mahmoud Ahmed of Ethiopia at 72 are both old enough to have lived the modern history of … Read more »

  • 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 »

  • July 24, 2014

    Chronixx Makes U.S. TV Debut on The Tonight Show

    Jamaican roots reggae artist Chronixx guested on the July 22 broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, his impressive performance marking his U.S. television debut. The 21-year-old’s fame has been steadily on the rise since the release of his … Read more »

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