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Sahel Sounds: Modern Music from Mali

Working closely with Christopher Kirkley, the writer and recordist behind the Sahel Sounds Blog and label, we will meet the newest generation of musicians from Mali. With their possibilities transformed by technology and their musical tastes reshaped by an exposure … Read more »

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Soundin’ Like Weself: The Trinidadian Rapso Tradition

Producer Jake Hochberger brings us to the southernmost island in the Caribbean, Trinidad. Trinidad is the birthplace of the steel drum, calypso and soca music, and is home to the largest Carnival celebration in the world. Here we encounter the … Read more »

Blog »

Blog One Africa Music Fest Returns to New York
interview Blick Bassy Charts His Own Course
Blog Win Tickets to See Ethiopian Legends Mahmoud Ahmed and Hailu Mergia
Blog “Making Farming Cool!” Podcast Series with IGD
Blog New Angolan Guitar Pop From Chalo Correia
botb Best of The Beat on Afropop: 130 Years of Marcus Garvey

Reviews »

  • Afropop Premiere: Chicago Afrobeat Project’s “Race Hustle”

    Afropop is pleased to premiere Chicago Afrobeat Project’s new single, “Race Hustle,” from the upcoming album What Goes Up. Born out of a jam in west side Chicago in 2002, the band now marks a milestone in its career with … Read more »

  • Nightshade

    Nobody is perfect. A l l i e isn’t afraid to admit that on her song, “Bad Habits, a standout from her debut album Nightshade which was released July 21. We’re all guilty of our own faults, but this Canadian … Read more »

  • Spirits

    Nigerian–born, London–raised, Brooklyn–based saxophonist, composer and producer Zem Audu is no novice to the music industry. While working closely with notable names like Hugh Masekela, Jason Moran and Lauryn Hill over the years, the Skatalites band member has ingested a … Read more »

  • Chronology

    Reggae music is no stranger to cross-genre collaboration, and it is not unusual to hear elements of Caribbean music in today’s pop music, but Jamaica’s rising star, Chronixx, has quickly taken reggae’s relationship with the global music industry to a … Read more »

Afropop Premiere: Chicago Afrobeat Project’s “Race Hustle”

Afropop is pleased to premiere Chicago Afrobeat Project’s new single, “Race Hustle,” from the upcoming album What Goes Up. Born out of a jam in west side Chicago in 2002, the band now marks a milestone in its career with … Read more »

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