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  • September 19, 2014

    Afropop Premiere: “Lake Tana” by Hard Proof

    Hard Proof, an Afro-funk outfit from Austin, Texas, is about to put out a cassette tape single a.k.a “cassingle” (see The Onion) in honor of Cassette Store Day on Sept. 27. You may be asking, “Wait…what? There are stores exclusively … Read more »

  • September 18, 2014

    Guest Mix: For the Love of Djazaïr!

    Our recently aired program “The Story of Rai” presented the history of genre born and raised in the Algerian city of Oran. But Oran has more to its musical history than just rai. This guest mix, primarily drawn from the … Read more »

  • September 17, 2014

    50 Years of Nonesuch: Five Essential Albums

    Nonesuch Records is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a concert series at Brooklyn Academy of Music that features Caetano Veloso, Toumani Diabaté and Rokia Traoré, among other acclaimed artists. Formed in 1964 by Jac Holzman (the founder of … Read more »

  • September 16, 2014

    Salif Keita Ticket Giveaway

    You may have heard of Salif Keita. You may have heard Salif Keita. You may even have seen Salif Keita. But have you ever seen Salif Keita for FREE? No? Then you may just be in luck. This Thursday, Sept. … Read more »

  • September 15, 2014

    Meet the Africa Center this Saturday!

    This Saturday, Sept. 20, will be the public’s first chance to meet the new Africa Center (formerly the Museum for African Art). Starting at 10 a.m. and lasting until 5:30 p.m., the event will feature fantastic music from groups like … Read more »

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