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  • 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 »

  • interview July 22, 2014

    Mystic in It: Janka Nabay and the Bubu Life

    In conjunction with our Hip Deep program “Proving the Bubu Myth: Janka Nabay, War and Witchcraft in Sierra Leone,” we’ve reposted an earlier interview with Janka from a previous show. Setting up the myth, if you will.  Banning Eyre: It’s … Read more »

  • contest July 17, 2014

    Mahmoud Ahmed Ticket Giveaway!

    On Sat., July 26 from 3-8 p.m., ISSUE Project Room and Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation present a can’t-miss live show: Ethiopian legend Mahmoud Ahmed live in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It will be the first time that he … Read more »

  • hip-deep June 12, 2014

    Hip Deep Ghana 2: 21st Century Accra from Gospel to Hiplife

    Hiplife–a fusion of hip-hop and highlife–has come of age, spawning subgenres tilting to roots culture, international rap, and boldly humorous satire, not to mention azonto, a dance craze that has rocketed to global renown in just over a year. But … Read more »

  • blog June 11, 2014

    Afropop Exclusive: Thomas Mapfumo Releases New Electronic Singles

    It’s been some years since we’ve heard new music from Thomas Mapfumo, known as the Lion of Zimbabwe. During over a decade of exile in Eugene, Oregon, Mapfumo has had time to reflect on the twists and turns of his … Read more »

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