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  • blog November 12, 2014

    Behind the Scenes at the 20th Annual WOMEX Conference, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

    Eric Herman, onetime Afropop intern and now deeply involved in the world music world as manager for Vieux Farka Toure, Bombino, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars and Aurelio Martinez, attended the 20th annual World Music Expo (WOMEX) conference held in … Read more »

  • program October 10, 2014

    Afro-Tech: Stories of Synths in African Music

    Technology is one of the great drivers of musical change, and often one of its least understood. In this episode, we will explore the synthesizer, looking closely at the history of this ubiquitous (and often debated) piece of musical technology, … Read more »

  • blog October 10, 2014

    Afro-Tech: Hailu Mergia on Organs, Ethiopia, and His Classical Instrument

     Hailu Mergia is back. And that’s a good thing. The keyboardist spent the late ’60s and ’70s in the Walias band, an r&b/funk ensemble that played with many of the best known Ethiopian performers of that nation’s golden era. Finding … Read more »

  • blog September 5, 2014

    Mulatu Astatke’s Journey to Find Himself

    The first thing that will strike you at a concert by Mulatu Astatke, before the music even starts, is the mix of the crowd you are in. First, there are the older jazz lovers who may have come upon Astatke … Read more »

  • blog August 11, 2014

    Ticket Giveaway! Mixtape #1: Afropop, Aug. 16, Abrons Arts Center

    We are excited to offer 10 free tickets (that’s right, 10! Roman numeral X!) for an awesome night of African music at the Abrons Arts Center, Sat., Aug. 16. The bill is stacked, with outdoor DJ sets from Brian Shimkovitz of Awesome Tapes From … Read more »

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