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  • July 23, 2014

    Photo Essay: Chasing Bubu Music in Sierra Leone

    In late April and early May, Afropop producers Wills Glasspiegel and Drew Alt traveled to Sierra Leone to research the history of bubu music and the work of bubu progenitor and Brooklyn-based star Ahmed Janka Nabay. Bubu is a processional … Read more »

  • June 4, 2014

    Afropop’s Summer Festival Roundup

    As part of our Summer Concert Preview, we’ve pulled together a list of the best Afropop friendly concerts going down across the country. So if one of these is near you? Consider making the trip, and you’re likely to catch … Read more »

  • June 4, 2014

    Featured Artists: Afropop Summer Preview 2014

     We’ve put together this feature to help you learn more about the artists played in our program “Afropop Worldwide’s Summer Concert Preview 2014.” So dig in! We’ll see you out there!  Caetano Veloso Caetano Veloso is a Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist, … Read more »

  • May 27, 2014

    Guest Bloggers Around the World: Algerian Music Beyond Borders

    Afropop is pleased to unveil a new series of guest posts from bloggers around the world, offering coverage of music scenes by writers who know them best. Our first installment comes from Algeria, where Karim Meskia has written a guide to … Read more »

  • April 29, 2014

    Kokanko Sata Doumba: A Queen of Wassoulou Music Visits the American South

    Kokanko Sata Doumbia is a composer, singer and songwriter from the Wassoulou region of southern Mali. She is one of few—if there are any others at all—women to play the kamele ngoni harp, a staple of Wassoulou music. Kokanko is now … Read more »

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