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  • November 25, 2014

    Bobby McFerrin Meets Africa in New York

    I first witnessed Bobby McFerrin’s legendary improvisational genius in Dakar, Senegal in 1991. A group of us, including Bobby, Peter Gabriel, Spike Lee and others, had been invited by Youssou N’Dour for a huge concert in the national stadium to … Read more »

  • November 25, 2014

    Cha Cha Cha! Old-School Cuban Jams Via World Circuit

    World Circuit Records, the label that put Buena Vista Social Club in everyone’s Discman, continues its mission of highlighting some great vintage Cuban music with Cha Cha Cha, a remastered album from Abelardo Barroso and Orquesta Sensación, stars of the Havana charanga scene … Read more »

  • November 25, 2014

    Exclusive Stream: “Salimou” by Toumani and Sidiki Diabate

    We’re pleased to offer an exclusive stream of a new track from father and son kora virtuosos Toumani and Sidiki Diabate, off the new World Circuit EP. The album features five unreleased tracks from the same sessions that gave us the full-length album, which … Read more »

  • November 21, 2014

    Come to Afropop’s Holiday Benefit Party!

    The Afropop team is sending 2014 out with an intimate, music-filled bash in New York City on Wed., Dec. 3. There will be food from South Africa, fantastic West African music from New York’s hottest new African band, Benyoro, great … Read more »

  • November 19, 2014

    Candela’s Acoustic Salegy

    Candela is a young accordionist/composer in Diego Suarez, Madagascar. He’s performing here with fellow students and instructors from the Zomare school of music and dance, a fine example of rootsy, acoustic salegy music. The woman who dances is Candela’s mother. … Read more »

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