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  • blog March 14, 2017

    Foday Musa Suso and Philip Glass at National Sawdust

    All images by Jill Steinberg, used with permission. At 80 years old, Philip Glass isn’t really worried about the specifics. “Foday and I have been writing music together for…30 years? 30 years or so?” The composer furrowed his brow. “A … Read more »

  • blog March 9, 2017

    Listen: Timbila’s New Mbira-Led Singles

    In spirit of full disclosure, please note that Afropop’s longtime producer, Banning Eyre plays guitar for the New York band Timbila, but honestly, we’d be interested even if he didn’t. As you can hear on these two singles from their … Read more »

  • review December 8, 2016

    Diasporadical

    While most ambassadorships are one-way streets—“American ambassador to Switzerland” or whatever—Blitz the Ambassador cuts both ways. Born in Ghana and now based in Brooklyn, Blitz bridges the gap between classic American hip-hop moves and African musical traditions. On his latest … Read more »

  • blog November 17, 2016

    Four Tracks with Tabou Combo: Yves “Fan Fan” Joseph

    On Sept. 1, the legendary Haitian group Tabou Combo took their classic compas to the stage at the Lincoln Center Atrium. Excerpts from that show are featured in our program Afropop Live! 2016. Producer Morgan Greenstreet sat down with the … Read more »

  • blog November 15, 2016

    Blitz the Ambassador Returns With “Heaven,” Featuring Tumi

    Masterful Ghanaian rapper Blitz the Ambassador just announced a new album, Diasporadical, and dropped a blazing hot lead single, “Heaven” via Okayplayer, featuring South African MC Tumi Molekane, former lead singer of Tumi and the Volumes. The beat, by Brooklyn-based producer Chris … Read more »

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