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  • blog July 15, 2014

    Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire Presents Mixtape From Jesse Royal

    Major Lazer has long since expanded beyond its initial incarnation as an electro-daggering juggernaut, growing into a dependable conduit for a slow but steady stream of up-and-coming reggae musicians. “Royally Speaking,” the new mix from the group’s Walshy Fire, doesn’t break … 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 »

  • interview June 5, 2014

    A Talk With Rachel Chanoff, Artistic Director for Celebrate Brooklyn!

    As a part of our annual summer concert preview, Afropop’s founder Sean Barlow spoke with Rachel Chanoff, the artistic director of the Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series.  Sean Barlow: How long have you been working with Celebrate Brooklyn?  Rachel Chanoff: … Read more »

  • blog May 22, 2014

    Dis Is Reggae Soul… On Vinyl?

    In their two-year existence,  Paris DJs have put together a prolific track record of albums, compilations and singles ranging from a vintage Angolan/transcontinental bass mixtape by Batida to a compilation of ‘70s funk from the West Indies. While all of their … Read more »

  • blog May 21, 2014

    Erika Elliott, SummerStage’s Artistic Director, introduces the 2014 season

    Afropop’s Sean Barlow caught up with SummerStage’s artistic director, Erika Elliott. Besides the flagship venue in Central Park, Erika is responsible for programming over 100 free SummerStage events of music, dance, film, spoken word and more in all five boroughs of … Read more »

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