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  • July 25, 2017

    Remembering Regis Gizavo

    Afropop Worldwide was very sorry to learn of the death of Regis Gizavo, on July 16 at just age 58. Regis was one of Madagascar’s greatest musicians. He was born in Tulear in southwest Madagascar and went on to become … Read more »

  • July 24, 2017

    Mû Mbana on the End of Show Biz at Nuits d’Afrique

    All pictures by the author. Between a brief dancing gorilla attack and some truly incompetent attempts at Congolese percussion by us, the crowd, it was another perfect day at the Nuits d’Afrique Festival in Montreal. Although that evening when I … Read more »

  • July 24, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: The Maroons–African Freedom Fighters in the Hills of Jamaica

    Anyone interested in African and Caribbean history needs to know the story of the Maroons of Jamaica. Their history dates back to the 1500s, when they were conscripted as African servants and workers for the Spaniards who first invaded the … Read more »

  • July 20, 2017

    Mokoomba at Nuits d’Afrique, Montreal

    Summer in Canada’s second-largest city is amazing. While many cities have free outdoor concerts and festivals, Montreal has an entire district of their city center devoted to them—the “Quartier des Spectacles.” Literally just this week there’s a food festival, a … Read more »

  • July 20, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Carlinhos Brown

    Brazil’s iconoclastic Carlinhos Brown, who played a knock-out show in July at Lincoln Center Festival, has been a sensation from the time he burst onto the international world music stage in the 1990s. See Banning Eyre’s report and photo essay … Read more »

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