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  • April 9, 2014

    The 2014 Afropop (Un)official World Cup Album

    If sports are a metaphor for life, then the 2014 World Cup, held this summer in Brazil, is probably an extremely obvious metaphor for the socio-economic divides of contemporary Brazil. Preparation for the games has come at a high price … Read more »

  • April 9, 2014

    Bassekou Kouyate live video from Afropop’s 25th Anniversary Gala!

    Back in September, Afropop Worldwide celebrated our 25th anniversary in style, with a gala concert at City Winery featuring many of our favorite musicians, including Malian ngoni virtuoso Bassekou Kouyate and his band Ngoni Ba. They played a bring-down-the-house set to … Read more »

  • April 2, 2014

    Somali Love Songs: A Hip Deep Introduction

    Wellesley College Historian Lidwien Kapteijns is the lead advisor on Afropop’s Hip Deep program “Reconstructing Somalia, Love Songs at the Birth of a Nation.” Here she introduces the program with a tour of her office, introducing artists, recordings, books and … Read more »

  • March 25, 2014

    Hip Deep Mexico Tumblr

    Want to see more photo and video brought back from our producers journey to (and through) Afro-Mexico? Well, you are in luck, because they’ve arranged their materials in a killer Tumblr page, made exclusively to chronicle their trip. Check it … Read more »

  • March 19, 2014

    Toumani Diabaté and Sidiki Diabaté Perform (and Record!) Together

    A few weeks ago, World Circuit Records announced the first joint musical offering from Malian kora legend Toumani Diabaté and his son, Sidiki Diabaté. Simply titled Toumani and Sidiki, the album is out May 5 and the lead-up to its … Read more »

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