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  • blog August 18, 2014

    HUMANBEING: Raja Kassis on Mbalax, His New Album and Touring the World

    Raja Kassis, born in Beirut, Lebanon, is an excellent guitarist with years of experience as a sideman in NYC’s African music scene. Raja is about to release his first album as a leader, HUMANBEING, out Sept. 9  on Ropeadope Records. … Read more »

  • blog August 5, 2014

    Book Review: Music, Culture and Conflict in Mali by Andy Morgan

    If you love music from Mali, there’s a good chance you are still scratching your head about what exactly has happened there over the past few years. How could one of Africa’s most stable democracies, with four consecutive “free and … Read more »

  • program July 25, 2014

    Afropop Live 2013 Highlights

    Over the course of 2013, Afropop’s producers recorded more great live music than we’ve managed to place in shows–until now. This program features ear candy from Ghana—Gyedu Blay Ambolley live in Accra, and palm wine guitar innovator Kyekyeku; live tracks … Read more »

  • blog July 23, 2014

    globalFEST Out of Doors Highlights

    We were lucky enough to attend globalFEST’s Webster Hall showcase this past January where we were treated to one of the year’s most loaded lineups of quality music: Yasmine Hamdan, Brushy One String and Noura Mint Seymali were just a … Read more »

  • review July 17, 2014

    New Music From Mande America: “Benyoro” and “The Great Peace”

    The U.S. continues to produce bands composed of West Africans and Americans performing electric music at ever mounting levels of proficiency and musicality. Two particularly impressive examples—Benyoro out of New York City, and Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba out of … Read more »

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