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  • May 25, 2017

    From Freetown to the World: Producer Chief Boima and the Kondi Band

    The Kondi Band is a multigenerational, cross-cultural collaboration that started with a bootleg remix. Five years ago, a young DJ/producer, Chief Boima (Dutty Artz/INTL BLK), saw a video on YouTube by an elderly, blind Sierra Leonean musician, Sorie Kondi, entitled … Read more »

  • May 25, 2017

    Featured Artists: Summer 2017 Preview Show

    Summer is just around the corner and that means your best chance to see exciting live music outdoors at free festivals. We’re looking forward to the African and diaspora artists making appearances in the U.S. this summer. See below for … Read more »

  • May 23, 2017

    Elza Soares Takes Town Hall

    All images by Ysanya Perez / Red Bull Content Pool. Used with permission. Eighty years old seems like an odd time to be reaching your peak of popularity in America, but Elza Soares is making the most of it. In just … Read more »

  • May 19, 2017

    Combo Chimbita Previews New Album With “Amparamé”

    The new single, “Ampárame,” from power-quartet Combo Chimbita is just the soundtrack we need to sweat out a New York City heat wave. Abya Yala by Combo Chimbita“Ampárame,” which translates as “Protect Me,” is the lead single from Combo Chimbita’s forthcoming … Read more »

  • May 19, 2017

    Afropop Wants YOU to Volunteer With Us This Summer

    Are you long-enamored with Afropop and want to take your relationship to the next level? Are you a fan of seeing live music? Are you living in New York and therefore also interested in free stuff? Then you’re going to … Read more »

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