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  • October 20, 2017

    Johnny Clegg’s Final Journey

    Afropop first met Johnny Clegg at his house in Johannesburg at the end of 1987, almost a year before our program first went on the air. For me, on my first trip to Africa, it was a great moment, as … Read more »

  • October 20, 2017

    Ayo Awosika’s New Sound and Love Song to Nigeria

    On first listen, Ayo’s new single, “You’re the One,” sounds like an upbeat love song to a romantic partner–the kind of partner who has always been there, patiently waiting for the moment of awakening and recognition. Then on subsequent listens … Read more »

  • October 19, 2017

    A Bull Session at the Beach With Black Uhuru’s Andrew Bees

    (Above) Black Uhuru’s Duckie Simpson and Andrew Bees at the Moto Beach Classic, Orange County, California | Courtesy of Stephen A. Cooper Anyone familiar with legendary, Grammy Award-winning reggae band Black Uhuru knows what reggae historian Roger Steffens means when … Read more »

  • October 16, 2017

    Mdou Moctar Talks Tuareg Film and Music

    Mdou Moctar is a Tuareg guitarist and singer/songwriter from Niger. He has been touring in the United States in support of his third album, Sousoume Tamachek. It’s a beautiful, intimate session, blending acoustic and electric guitar, male voices and light … Read more »

  • October 11, 2017

    Ayo Charts Her Own Path on Fifth Album

    Singer/songwriter Ayo visited the Afropop office on the occasion of her fifth album release, a self-titled, self-produced set of 14 songs that she says best represents her artistic vision. As we spoke, she kept an eye on her infant son, … Read more »

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