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  • blog January 16, 2015

    GlobalFEST 2015 Photo Essay

    As always seems to be the case, the 2015 edition of globalFEST was a major curatorial success, mixing crowd-pleasing newcomers, veteran performers, and everything in between. The Afropop team was there in force, and while the group consensus is that … Read more »

  • blog January 7, 2015

    Podcast: Madagascar’s American Diaspora

    Most African-Americans trace their roots to West or Central Africa. But it turns out that since the 17th century, there has been a trickle of migration–involuntary and voluntary–from Madagascar to the United States. Afropop’s Banning Eyre delves into that history … Read more »

  • hip-deep December 12, 2014

    East African Taarab

    The “taarab” music of East Africa’s Swahili coast offers an amazing history lesson. Bantu and coastal Africans, Arabs, Portuguese, Germans, Brits, and Indians all figure in. With guest, anthropologist and author, Kelly Askew, this Hip Deep program explores the taarab … Read more »

  • video September 9, 2014

    “Now Having Money Is More Important…”: Malian Traditions on Video

    Instruments 4 Africa is a nonprofit founded by Tama Walley and Paul Chandler. This video is their first in a series of short vignettes on traditional music in Mali. Paul has been living and teaching in Mali since 2003, and … Read more »

  • feature August 21, 2014

    Feature: Baaba Maal Acoustic–Live in New York

    As we return to one of the great live Afropop recordings–Baaba Maal performing an intimate acoustic show here in New York–we’re taking the opportunity to revisit the remarkable career of the master chameleon of West African pop. Baaba Maal established … Read more »

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