Afropop Worldwide

Afropop Worldwide logo

All posts by Banning Eyre

  • blog September 19, 2017

    Lil Ameer: Nigerian Rap Prodigy Leaves Us Too Soon

    A highlight of Afropop Worldwide’s recent field work in Nigeria was sitting down with 20 or so of the top Hausa hip-hop artists in Kano for a session of storytelling, venting and freestyling. That was where we met Kano’s youngest … Read more »

  • review September 18, 2017

    Ladilikan

    Da kali means “to give a pledge” in Bamana, the most widely spoken language in Mali. The phrase refers to the deepest responsibilities of a griot (or jeli), a commitment to preserving the memory of history, but also adherence to … Read more »

  • blog September 15, 2017

    Salif Keita Returns to NYC! Sat., Sept. 16

    Salif Keita is back in New York, following a bang-up show at the Chicago World Music Festival. Salif’s show at SOB’s last night (Sept. 14) was such a hit that the club has booked him again for tomorrow night, Sept. … Read more »

  • review August 30, 2017

    Ayo

    These pioneers of Colombian electro-roots pop still have the magic on the fifth album since their founding in 2005. That magic began when Simón Mejía, a veteran alternative rock guitarist and composer in Bogota, recruited singer Liliana “Li” Saumet from … Read more »

  • review August 25, 2017

    Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From the Horn of Africa

    How quickly it happens! In the chaotic wake of colonial history, cultures collide and blend and find extraordinary expression in new hybrid music. A scene develops and seizes the imagination of a generation. Composers, singers and bands flourish, producing a … Read more »

Browse the archives