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  • blog March 15, 2017

    Gnawa Festival Tour in New York City

    Gnawa (or Gnaoua), is a musical and spiritual lifeblood of Morocco. The origins of this trance-inducing music are with the people, also referred to as Gnawa, taken to Morocco as slaves from the Sahel beginning in the 12th century. Although … Read more »

  • interview July 1, 2016

    SummerStage’s Artistic Director Erika Elliott Previews 2016 Free Concerts

    Afropop’s Sean Barlow sat down recently with Erika Elliott, the artistic director of SummerStage in New York City. She is responsible for curating and presenting artists at SummerStage’s main Central Park stage, as well as several other free outdoor venues … Read more »

  • blog June 17, 2016

    Afropop’s Summer 2016 Concert Guide

    6/24: 6:30 p.m. ¡Cubanismo! / Ricardo Lemvo – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival 6/28: 6:30 p.m. Septeto Santiaguero – Midsummer Night Swing 7/3: 2 p.m. King Sunny Adé/Orlando Julius – SummerStage 7/15: 7:30 p.m. Hakim/Krar Collective – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival 7/17: … Read more »

  • blog May 10, 2016

    Preview: 19th Annual Gnawa World Music Festival in Essaouira, Morocco

    Morocco’s annual Gnawa World Music Festival is set to kick off later this week in the breezy seaside town of Essaouira. This year’s edition will take place May 12-15. Now in its 19th year, the festival is the premiere international … Read more »

  • blog May 5, 2016

    Central Park Summerstage 2016 Lineup Announced

    Seems like this time every year New Yorkers find themselves yearning for summer to finally come and release us from a spring that’s as cool, wet and gray as a cinderblock wall. It’ll happen, everyone, take heart; soon we’ll all … Read more »

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