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  • blog November 25, 2014

    Bobby McFerrin Meets Africa in New York

    I first witnessed Bobby McFerrin’s legendary improvisational genius in Dakar, Senegal in 1991. A group of us, including Bobby, Peter Gabriel, Spike Lee and others, had been invited by Youssou N’Dour for a huge concert in the national stadium to … Read more »

  • hip-deep November 20, 2014

    Hip Deep in Madagascar: Songs of the North

    Salegy may be the most popular dance music of Madagascar. It’s a churning, harmonious groove with spine-stiffening vocal harmonies that emerged from towns and cities of northern Madagascar in the mid-20th century. On a trip to Diego Suarez, we learn that … Read more »

  • blog November 19, 2014

    Diego Suarez Photo Essay

    At the northern tip of Madagascar, Diego Suarez (Antsiranana) is a fabled destination. With its history of piracy, Indian Ocean trade, and a dramatic World War II battle between the British and the Vichy French, the history runs thick. The … Read more »

  • blog November 17, 2014

    Podcast: Live from Tana!

    Less talking, more music! This podcast surveys live recordings Afropop Worldwide made in Antananarivo, Madagascar, in spring 2014. From the frenetic dance grooves of Aly Mourad and Thominot, to the acoustic guitar mastery of D’Gary, Sammy, Johnny, and the jazz-fused … Read more »

  • blog November 13, 2014

    Come See Abdoulaye Diabate and Banning Eyre in Rhinebeck, NY

    From Mali to Ivory Coast to North America, Abdoulaye Diabaté‘s career is one of collaborations and Afropop is honored to take a place in that lineage. The singer and guitarist’s next collaboration is with Afropop’s own Banning Eyre, as they … Read more »

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