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  • program December 19, 2014

    Afropop Live! 2014

    On “Afropop Live 2014,” we’re playing highlights from some fantastic concerts we saw over the past year. At Montreal’s Nuits d’Afrique festival, we caught Chinese reggae band Long Shen Dao, which mixes dreadlocks with guzheng (a Chinese zither). Also in … Read more »

  • review December 17, 2014

    Mixtape: Kabaka Pyramid’s “The Lyricist”

    In the course of his huge new mix CD, you can hear Kabaka Pyramid giving an interview, talking about his music, his Rastafarian beliefs, and the state of the world. When the music kicks in, the views keep coming, occasionally … Read more »

  • blog December 16, 2014

    Steel Pulse Releases Eric Garner/Michael Brown Protest Track

    From the first, the music of U.K. reggae legend Steel Pulse has included a righteous political message. So while it may not come as a surprise that the band has a released a track in response to the racial protest … Read more »

  • program November 13, 2014

    Afropop Live! NYC, Musical Metropolis

    What do you get when you combine Congolese rapper Baloji, Lebanese pop star Yasmine Hamdan, Jamaican guitarist Brushy One-String, and Mauritanian vocal powerhouse Noura Mint Seymali? 2014′s jaw-dropping GlobalFEST. What do you get when you combine live recordings of these artists … 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 »

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