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  • October 23, 2014

    Photo Essay: Antananarivo, Madagascar

    Antananarivo (Tana to locals), the highland capital of Madagascar, was the base of operations for Afropop Worldwide‘s recent research trip to this unique Indian Ocean nation. It’s a lively and gorgeous city despite its extreme poverty. Here are some of … Read more »

  • October 22, 2014

    Fania Records at 50: Featured Artists

    With Fania Records celebrating its 50th anniversary, our new show takes a look at the history  of the seminal salsa label. Here’s a deeper look at some of the legendary Fania artists featured on the program. Johnny Pacheco Johnny Pacheco, … Read more »

  • October 22, 2014

    Afropop Debut: “Spirit of Malombo” Album Stream

    Ahhh man. Do we have a treat for you, fair readers. We are super excited to offer the debut album stream of Spirit of Malombo, an astounding compilation of the South African avant-jazz produced by drummer Julian Bahula and guitarist … Read more »

  • October 17, 2014

    Voices of Salsa in NYC

    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 »

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