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  • 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 »

  • November 19, 2014

    Ali Mourad Live at Jao’s Pub

    Ali Mourad (sometimes Aly Mourady) is a singer/bandleader from Diego Suarez at the northern tip of Madagascar. He plays the characteristic dance music of that region, salegy. But his is a younger, harder, faster version specific to Diego: salegy gouma. … Read more »

  • November 19, 2014

    Tence Mena: Salegy Music With An Eye On the World

    Tence Mena is one of the most successful popular singers in Madagascar today. Her roots lie in salegy dance music, generally associated with northern Madagascar, but like so many “tropical” music artists today, Tence Mena has incorporated musical influences from … Read more »

  • November 19, 2014

    Diego Suarez Photo Essay

    At the northern tip of Madagascar, Diego Suarez (Antsiranana) is a fabled destination. With its history of piracy, Indian Ocean trade, and a dramatic World War II battle between the British and the Vichy French, the history runs thick. The … Read more »

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