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  • 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 »

  • hip-deep November 6, 2014

    The Money Show

    Every day, money changes hands in Ghanaian cedi, South African rand and Brazilian reals as music is created, traded, performed, purchased and pirated. In this episode we look at the business side of African music, through a series of vignettes … Read more »

  • blog September 24, 2014

    Tonight! Lee “Scratch” Perry Live + Subatomic Sound System: Dub Champions Festival

    The Dub Champions Festival continues tonight with a live performance by one of the renowned legends of dub production, Lee “Scratch” Perry himself, with the BK-based Subatomic Sound System and special guests at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg. Doors at 6, show … Read more »

  • review September 18, 2014

    Mean Love

    The music that Ahmed Gallab makes under the moniker Sinkane has always been deceptively pleasant. Hiding layers of complexity beneath its often-gorgeous exteriors, it’s a moving target that escapes definition through its sheer likability. The latest Sinkane album, the brilliant Mean Love … Read more »

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