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  • October 13, 2014

    Angelique Kidjo and Friends Salute Miriam Makeba and Ubuntu!

    Ubuntu: Music and Arts of South Africa in New York City is a month-long celebration of the 20 years of democracy and freedom that followed the fall of apartheid. The festival lays out a feast of South African music, a … Read more »

  • August 21, 2014

    Feature: Baaba Maal Acoustic–Live in New York

    As we return to one of the great live Afropop recordings–Baaba Maal performing an intimate acoustic show here in New York–we’re taking the opportunity to revisit the remarkable career of the master chameleon of West African pop. Baaba Maal established … Read more »

  • July 28, 2014

    Three Great Nights at Montreal’s Nuits d’Afrique

    The Nuits d’Afrique festival takes place each summer in the charming metropolis of Montreal, Quebec. Founded 28 years ago, just before Afropop Worldwide hit the airwaves, Nuits d’Afrique has a very similar mission to our organization. Like us, they’re all … Read more »

  • 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 »

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