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  • blog April 24, 2014

    Four Dancehall Riddims That Rocked

    In Chapter Four of “The Money Show,” we introduce you to the riddim-sharing system in dancehall culture, and how it can function as a sort of creative commons–copyright laws be damned. Here’s an introduction to a few of the most … Read more »

  • hip-deep April 23, 2014

    The Money Show

    Every day, money changes hands in Ghanaian cedi, South African rand and Brazilian reals as music is created, traded, performed, purchased and pirated. In this episode we look at the business side of African music, through a series of vignettes … Read more »

  • blog April 21, 2014

    Afropop’s Picks: SummerStage 2014!

    Every summer, all the boroughs and barrios of New York overflow with free live music, most of it presented by the City Parks Foundation program SummerStage. They just posted the lineup for this summer, and like the avid fans of … Read more »

  • review April 20, 2014

    Magnetica

    Producer, DJ, musician and crate-digging madman, Will “Quantic” Holland has devoted much of his attention to the music of Colombia– his adopted home of the past seven years– with projects like Combo Bárbaro and Ondatrópica. His new record, Magnetica (out … Read more »

  • blog April 11, 2014

    Podcast: Brushy One-String–Music and a Single Vibrating Wire

      In our program “Afropop Live! NYC, Musical Metropolis” we featured an excerpt from our interview with Brushy One—String, the soulful Jamaican singer/guitarist and YouTube star. In this podcast, we go further, discussing Brushy’s past, his goals, and the development … Read more »

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