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Afropop Live! 2016

The crowd grows restless until finally the lights go down and the artist takes the stage, and that’s when things come alive. It’s “Afropop Live! 2016”–an anthology of some of the best performances we had the honor to see and record this year. From our home base in New York to the Festival on the Niger in Mali, this show goes global, bringing you music from across Africa and the diaspora: Kenyan pop, traditional Colombian bullerengue, Haitian compas and more. We’ll get intimate performances by NYC-based Colombian-rooted groups Bulla en el Barrio and Combo Chimbita, a festival set from Abdoulaye Diabate, and music from Sauti Sol, Tabou Combo and Mokoomba in New York concert halls.

Four Tracks With Tabou Combo: Yves “Fan Fan” Joseph

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Four Tracks: Sauti Sol Exclusive Interview

For more live music from this year see our programs on:

Colombia in NYC

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Africa Now!

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MASA

Zeynab, Benin's "Queen of Bolojo" performing at the MASA festival International Women's Day special presentation. At the core of Zeynab's music is bolojo, a traditional Yoruba rhythm, on tuesday long percussive medleys summoned audience members to the stage to dance. She is recording her fourth album, pop stars Fali Ipupa and Selebobo will be featured. photo William Farrington

Hakim and Bunny Wailer

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Carnival in BK

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