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  • 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 »

  • blog July 29, 2014

    Jaojoby and Mahmoud Ahmed: Two African Giants Visit New York

    This past week, New York was graced with the presence of two legendary Afropop singer/bandleaders. Eusebe Jaojoby of Madagascar at age 58 and Mahmoud Ahmed of Ethiopia at 72 are both old enough to have lived the modern history of … Read more »

  • contest July 17, 2014

    Mahmoud Ahmed Ticket Giveaway!

    On Sat., July 26 from 3-8 p.m., ISSUE Project Room and Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation present a can’t-miss live show: Ethiopian legend Mahmoud Ahmed live in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It will be the first time that he … Read more »

  • blog July 1, 2014

    Afropop Album Premiere: Zvuloon Dub System’s Anbessa Dub

    Zvuloon Dub System, based in Tel Aviv, Israel, is far more than a typical dub reggae band: These musicians draw musical and cultural inspiration not only from the mythical ancestral homeland, “Ethiopia,” of Jamaican Rastafarianism, but from the actual geographic … Read more »

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