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  • March 31, 2017

    “Yere Faga:” A Fierce New Video by Oumou Sangaré with Tony Allen

    A young woman grits her teeth, body standing tall as if in defiance, face contorted with pain, dripping in sweat, on the edge of a roof looking out on a city landscape. A chorus of voices open the video, and … Read more »

  • January 18, 2017

    Sauti Sol Comes to Brooklyn

    The award-winning Kenyan group Sauti Sol stopped by the Afropop Worldwide office to speak with Akornefa Akyea, Director of New Media, about their “Best Group” win at the MTV Africa Music Awards, their latest album Live and Die in Afrika, … Read more »

  • January 5, 2017

    Namibia’s Elemotho Galelekwe Presents “Black Man”

    Afropop first met Namibian singer/songwriter/bandleader Elemotho Galelekwe while researching our “Atlantic Journey” program in 2015. He’s getting ready to drop a new CD, and we have the first video here. Elemotho is a deeply engaged and widely traveled artist. The … Read more »

  • December 13, 2016

    Video Premiere: Lakuta’s “Rice and Peace”

    If you are an Afropop regular, you have probably heard the single “Bata Boy” from Lakuta. This vibrant Afrobeat posse cooks up a particularly British and multiculturalist strain of the classic Nigerian genre. The band members hail from Brighton, U.K., … Read more »

  • October 11, 2016

    King Sunny Adé: Afropop Video Interview

    Nigerian juju legend King Sunny Adé paid an overdue visit to New York in July 2016, performing at Central Park SummerStage. Afropop was invited to film the concert and interview the legend on video. He spoke with Afropop about his … Read more »

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