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  • 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 »

  • feature April 5, 2014

    Cape Town Winter in Columbus Circle: Jo’Burg All Stars at Dizzy’s

    Rain and fog had descended on Manhattan as a sextet of top-flight South African jazz musicians took the stage at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola (part of Jazz at Lincoln Center) on Friday, April 4.  The MC, who clearly knew the … Read more »

  • review March 3, 2014

    Life Begins

    Tosin Aribisala, Nigerian master drummer (master of the drum kit, that is), has performed with Femi Kuti, Antibalas and many others. He’s been living in Washington DC since 2001, pursuing a career as a well-known freelance drummer, an active gospel musician … Read more »

  • hip-deep February 6, 2014

    Reimagining Africa: From Popular Swing to the Jazz Avant-Garde

    Everyone knows jazz: blues, improvisation, syncopated rhythm, all firmly rooted in Africa via Congo Square in New Orleans. But how have American jazz masters addressed the African ancestry of their music? On this Hip Deep edition, jazz historian Lewis Porter … Read more »

  • blog February 2, 2014

    Interview: The Gnonlonfoun Brothers on Vodun, Gangbé, and Jomion & The Uklos

    Samuel “Jomion” Gnonlonfoun is a multi-instrumentalist with a long history in traditional/jazz fusion music in Benin. He plays trumpet, drum-set, keyboards and percussion and he is an accomplished composer and arranger. Born in Cotonou, he started his career as an … Read more »

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