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  • review June 21, 2017

    Pop Makossa: The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976-1984

    Funk is widely known across the United States but, arguably, the genre’s not-so-distant cousin makossa embodies what it truly means to be “funky.” Derived from the Douala phrase meaning “I dance,” makossa has been bringing listeners to their feet since … Read more »

  • program June 15, 2017

    African Music at the Crossroads

    Afropop producer Banning Eyre takes us on a surprise-filled tour of his 30-some years of covering African music. Through conversations with Georges Collinet and producer/agent/DJ Rab Bakari, the program reflects on how the world, the music, the culture and the … Read more »

  • botb June 12, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Music of the Pygmies

    As Afropop remembers and celebrates the astonishing life of ethnomusicologist Louis Sarno, “Best of The Beat” offers a look at the substantial amount of research and recordings that have been made of Africa’s people of the forest. In 1995, Beat … Read more »

  • interview March 10, 2017

    The Francis Brothers: African Record Center

    Brooklyn, New York is a melting pot of many nationalities and cultures. There are also seemingly a million places that exhibit and pay homage to the history of these cultures. Tucked away in the heart of Prospect Lefferts Garden are … Read more »

  • blog January 30, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. Three

    This is the third feature in a series we’re calling “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 got, among other things, rhymes and … Read more »

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