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  • blog September 5, 2014

    SNEAK PREVIEW: Making of “Jaiyede Afro” by Orlando Julius with the Heliocentrics

    London’s Heliocentrics have never been shy about their influences. First appearing in the mid-2000s as a live band deeply indebted to the continent (and context) shifting approach to music pioneered by DJs like Madlib and Shadow, the group has extended … 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 »

  • blog July 3, 2014

    Film of Life: New Album by Tony Allen

    “Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.” –Fela Kuti Just this week, world-renowned drummer and musician Tony Allen announced the October release of his new album, Film of Life, on the Jazz Village label. Along with the announcement, Allen dropped … Read more »

  • video June 21, 2014

    Video Playlist: Bebo Valdés

    Bebo Valdés, who died March 22, 2013 at the age of 94, was one of the great Cuban musicians of all time. A pianist with his own style, bandleader, arranger, composer and mentor to his son Chucho Valdés, he had … Read more »

  • blog April 7, 2014

    Electric Jive Unleashes Massive 1960s South African Jazz Collection

    We here at Afropop love to get our hands on fresh music, unreleased tracks and unheard sounds.  So we were floored to find out about this incredible resource just waiting to be delved into. A decade of live performances, capturing … Read more »

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