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  • program August 27, 2014

    Podcast Special!

    This summer, Afropop launched a new and improved podcast, making your favorite world-spanning radio show available in a whole new way. To celebrate, we’ve put together a show featuring some of our favorite moments from the podcast. Previously available only … Read more »

  • blog August 26, 2014

    Dancehall’s King Yellowman: Five Classic Tracks

    Yellowman is a legend of Jamaican music. He helped to establish the new style of dancehall toasting in the early ‘80s, gaining popularity for both his musical excellence and relatable, hilarious lyrics. Yellowman’s story is as fascinating as his music … Read more »

  • blog July 24, 2014

    Chronixx Makes U.S. TV Debut on The Tonight Show

    Jamaican roots reggae artist Chronixx guested on the July 22 broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, his impressive performance marking his U.S. television debut. The 21-year-old’s fame has been steadily on the rise since the release of his … Read more »

  • 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 »

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