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  • program May 18, 2017

    “We Are All Creole”: The Atlantic Sound of Cape Verde

    Cape Verde, land of the the playful coladeira, the entrancing batuque, the high-energy funaná, and of course the sensual morna that Cesaria Évora helped bring to the world. At the intersection of Africa, Europe, and the Americas, Cape Verde’s creole … Read more »

  • blog March 8, 2017

    International Women’s Day: A Playlist!

    On this International Women’s Day, we honor the immense contributions women from Africa and the diaspora have made toward the music we love. With an extensive but by no means comprehensive playlist, we recognize women from across the musical, cultural, … Read more »

  • blog June 16, 2015

    Field Report: Cape Verde’s Atlantic Music Expo and Kriol Jazz Festival

    Bastiaan Springer is a producer for Radio 5 (Netherlands), and a world music journalist for FRoots, Songlines and MixedWorldMusic.com. Photos by José Sergio The Cape Verde archipelago of 10 islands and five islets, located some 500 km west of Senegal, … Read more »

  • program April 4, 2013

    BEST OF AFROPOP LIVE!

    Afropop is celebrating 25 years on public radio! With some of our favorite live concert recordings made over the years in Zanzibar, Morocco and New York City. We’ll travel to Stone Town for the Sauti za Busara Festival as well … Read more »

  • program January 13, 2012

    A Tribute to Cesária Évora

    The beloved, Grammy Award winning singer Cesaria Evora from Cape Verde passed away late last year at the age of 70. We celebrate Cesaria’s life and art with an encore of our 1995 recording of her magnificent New York City … Read more »

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