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  • blog November 25, 2014

    Bobby McFerrin Meets Africa in New York

    I first witnessed Bobby McFerrin’s legendary improvisational genius in Dakar, Senegal in 1991. A group of us, including Bobby, Peter Gabriel, Spike Lee and others, had been invited by Youssou N’Dour for a huge concert in the national stadium to … Read more »

  • blog November 25, 2014

    Exclusive Stream: “Salimou” by Toumani and Sidiki Diabate

    We’re pleased to offer an exclusive stream of a new track from father and son kora virtuosos Toumani and Sidiki Diabate, off the new World Circuit EP. The album features five unreleased tracks from the same sessions that gave us the full-length album, which … Read more »

  • blog November 13, 2014

    Come See Abdoulaye Diabate and Banning Eyre in Rhinebeck, NY

    From Mali to Ivory Coast to North America, Abdoulaye Diabaté‘s career is one of collaborations and Afropop is honored to take a place in that lineage. The singer and guitarist’s next collaboration is with Afropop’s own Banning Eyre, as they … Read more »

  • blog November 12, 2014

    Ebola Awareness Songs

    Throughout history, music has had a vital role in African communities in communicating news, advice and educational messages. In the face of the Ebola epidemic, West African musicians have taken the lead in spreading awareness and information to the public … Read more »

  • blog November 10, 2014

    Concert Preview: Tinariwen at Brooklyn Masonic Temple

    When Tinariwen plays in Brooklyn, it’s a big deal for us at Afropop, as it should be for anyone in this borough who likes incredible live guitar playing. So we are very excited  that the northern Malian band is playing … Read more »

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