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  • blog August 11, 2017

    Premiere: “Porro Maracatu” From LADAMA

    Photo by Kevin Bay Afropop Worldwide is pleased to premiere “Porro Maracatu,” a hot new single from the fiery pan-Latin American quartet, LADAMA. The track is from their forthcoming eponymous debut album, the product of three years of production across continents … Read more »

  • blog August 9, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. Seven

    After a bit of a break, here’s the seventh feature in a series we call “Fresh Cuts.” It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists, and everything in between. Today we’ve … Read more »

  • blog August 7, 2017

    Bossa Nova’s French Connection

    While it remains no doubt a worldwide phenomenon, bossa nova seems especially beloved in France. I thought that maybe this was a confusion that only I had when looking back at the post-war, pre-youth-culture window: jazz, bright colors, Josephine Baker … Read more »

  • blog August 2, 2017

    Photo Gallery: World Sacred Music Festival 2017

    In May, we returned to Fes, Morocco for the 23rd annual World Sacred Music Festival, 13 years after our first visit. The event hosted a dazzling array of music from across the globe, spanning the spectrum of sacred and secular. … Read more »

  • botb 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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