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  • 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 »

  • review November 4, 2014

    River Strings: Maninka Guitar

    In the past, when the great guitarists of West Africa have made solo albums, they’ve tended to inspire listener complaint along the lines of Frank Zappa’s memorable line:  “Shut up ‘n play yer guitar.” Specifically, the prominence of vocalists on … Read more »

  • hip-deep October 29, 2014

    The Mandé Diaspora in New York City, Part Two

    In the second part of Afropop’s exploration of New York’s Mandé community, we look at the lives Mandé artists have made for themselves in America. This program deals with the urge to escape community to experience American life and music. … Read more »

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