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  • September 22, 2017

    “An Orientation Towards Life:” Alix Chapman on the Politics of Bounce

    Dr. Alix Chapman is a professor of Comparative Women’s Studies at Spelman College. In his work, he uses anthropological methods to examine the social geography of bounce, contextualizing as a site of lived politics connected to both the broad historical … Read more »

  • September 21, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Congo Music 101—Merveilles du Passé

    Musicologist Ken Braun, who for many years made African records available to us fanatics in the States via distribution by Sterns Music, sat in for a time as the “African Beat” columnist for The Beat. In this BOTB article published … Read more »

  • September 20, 2017

    “Making Farming Cool!” Podcast Series with IGD

    Afropop Worldwide has teamed up with the Initiative for Global Development (IGD) to produce the Making Farming Cool! podcast series. Through vibrant African music and compelling interviews, the podcasts aim to inspire and inform college students and young professionals in Africa to … Read more »

  • 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 »

  • September 15, 2017

    45 Years Later, Zambia’s WITCH Finally Gets International Exposure

    The history of music is always being written and rewritten, and in its latest draft, the Afro-rock pioneers WITCH are legends, with a fan base growing beyond the borders of their home in Zambia 45 years after their debut record. … Read more »

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