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  • hip-deep October 23, 2014

    Pirates, Slavery and Kings in Madagascar: Interview With Pier Larson

    Pier Larson is a professor of African history at Johns Hopkins University,  with teaching specializations in east and southern Africa, slavery and the slave trades, and early modern European empire. His research focuses on Madagascar and the western Indian Ocean with … Read more »

  • blog October 17, 2014

    Podcast: Beko ‘n’ Blues in Southwest Madagascar

    The Afropop podcast “Beko ‘n’ Blues in Southwest Madagascar” showcases a little-known vocal music of southwest Madagascar, and its performance by three remarkable popular singers, Monika and Lala Njava and Mikea. Monika learned this art from the renowned Antandroy musician … Read more »

  • feature October 13, 2014

    Angelique Kidjo and Friends Salute Miriam Makeba and Ubuntu!

    Ubuntu: Music and Arts of South Africa in New York City is a month-long celebration of the 20 years of democracy and freedom that followed the fall of apartheid. The festival lays out a feast of South African music, a … Read more »

  • review October 9, 2014


    The leading light of Garifuna music has come home to roost. After his adventurous 2011 release Laru Beya—for which he traveled to Senegal and recorded with West African musicians—Aurelio understood anew that his strength as a musician lay in his … Read more »

  • blog October 6, 2014

    Angélique Kidjo on Family, Hairdos, Inspirations, and Her Album “Oyo”

    In 2010, we met Angélique Kidjo in her Brooklyn home for a chat about her inspirations and childhood. Leafing through a stack of pictures, the Beninoise star discussed the importance of family, her thoughts on hairdos, and her album Oyo, … Read more »

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