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  • blog June 16, 2017

    Documentary Series: Eritreans in Switzerland

    Our mission at Afropop is covering music from “Africa and the African diaspora,” so this video series on Eritrean music in Switzerland could not be more in our wheelhouse. Exile Guayla is an interesting approach to the topic, too. Devised … Read more »

  • review May 26, 2017

    Eritrea’s Guitar Pioneer Singles 1970-73

    The experience of getting this record in the Afropop office was one of escalating excitement: 1. It’s exciting to receive vinyl (labels, take note!), 2. It’s exciting when that record comes in beautiful packaging and most importantly, 3. Tewolde Redda … Read more »

  • review April 20, 2017

    The Nile Project: Live in Boston

    The third U.S. tour by the shape-shifting, musical/environmental/activist phenomenon known as the Nile Project thrilled a packed house at the Somerville Theater in Boston on April 15. The concert, presented by World Music/CRASH Arts, came near the end of the … Read more »

  • review April 7, 2016

    Desdes

    Like a precocious kid at show-and-tell, Awesome Tapes from Africa has once again shown up with something intriguing: This time it’s a record by Awalom Gebremariam, who recorded Desdes in Eritrea’s capital, Asmara, in 2007, before leaving for a refugee … Read more »

  • blog October 5, 2015

    Wondem: Ethio-pop Release From Dexter Story

    Wondem means “brother” in Amharic, and Los Angeles-based musician and producer Dexter Story says he felt a brotherly connection to Ethiopia while in the process of creating his upcoming album, Wondem, to be released on Soundway Records on Oct. 23. … Read more »

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