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  • blog December 18, 2014

    From Mannie Fresh to Sissy Nobby: NOLA Hip-Hop Archive Opens

    Anyone who has spent time studying American popular music knows the oversized shadow cast by New Orleans. From marching bands to jazz to r&b to funk to marching bands (again), the city’s musical community has been a tireless creative force … Read more »

  • blog October 22, 2014

    Afropop Debut: “Spirit of Malombo” Album Stream

    Ahhh man. Do we have a treat for you, fair readers. We are super excited to offer the debut album stream of Spirit of Malombo, an astounding compilation of the South African avant-jazz produced by drummer Julian Bahula and guitarist … Read more »

  • program October 3, 2014

    Treasures of Benin

    Nestled between Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria, Benin is a culturally rich sliver of West Africa too often overlooked. This program focuses Afropop’s spotlight on Benin, starting with the country’s favorite daughter. International star Angelique Kidjo looks back on … Read more »

  • 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 »

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