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  • October 17, 2014

    Voices of Salsa in NYC: “Fania at 50″ Featured Artists

    To give you a better sense of some of the artists whose music and stories you can hear on our “Fania at 50″ program, we’ve put together this list of featured artists. Dig in!  David Frankel   David is the bandleader … Read more »

  • 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 »

  • October 16, 2014

    “They Broke All of Our Instruments”: Video of Malian Music Recovering

    Super Onze is a band caught in a strange place, their existence and their art form threatened by religious extremism on one side, and recorded music on the other. Still the music plays on. Above you’ll find the third video … Read more »

  • October 15, 2014

    Happy Birthday Fela! Five Classic Non-Classics

    Fela Anikulapo Kuti would have been 76 today. The Nigerian master-musician died of AIDS in 1997, but his legacy is on the rise. Both of his sons, Femi and Seun Kuti, enjoy international fame, and thanks to the Afrobeat revival … Read more »

  • October 14, 2014

    Simphiwe Dana: South African Rising Star

    Afropop Worldwide‘s Sean Barlow spoke to the critically acclaimed South African singer/songwriter Simphiwe Dana upon her arrival in New York to perform at the Apollo Theater on Oct. 11 as part of the Apollo’s Africa Now festival featuring South Africa. … Read more »

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