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  • review April 5, 2017

    Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng

    This is the third album since Orchestra Baobab, the legendary Senegalese dance band—pioneers of the re-Africanization of Afro-Latin music in the 1970s—regrouped in 2002. But it’s been 10 years since their last album, so you could call this a third … Read more »

  • 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 October 9, 2015

    Win A Free Vinyl Copy of “Holy Forest”

    If you’re anything like the staff here at Afropop, just the words “free vinyl” are enough to start you salivating, so get your bibs ready: Afropop is giving away a copy of the debut self-titled album by Holy Forest. All … Read more »

  • program January 22, 2015

    Sub-Saharan Cassette Shopping

    We take you back in time with this deliciously retro episode. When cassette tapes hit Africa, they hit hard, offering a whole spectrum of musicians access to recording for the first time. And they really took advantage of it! In … Read more »

  • blog December 3, 2012

    West African Griot Summit

    This year, Afropop had the chance to catch the second annual West African Griot Summit, held at The Graduate Center Elebash Hall!  The summit is an annual performance/reunion/conference by and for the US contingent of West African griots (or “praise … Read more »

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