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  • blog October 17, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. Eight

    This is the eighth 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. It’s been a bit of a wait … Read more »

  • interview October 11, 2017

    Ayo Charts Her Own Path on Fifth Album

    Singer/songwriter Ayo visited the Afropop office on the occasion of her fifth album release, a self-titled, self-produced set of 14 songs that she says best represents her artistic vision. As we spoke, she kept an eye on her infant son, … Read more »

  • blog July 5, 2017

    LusAfro Project: Connecting Artists in Lusophone Africa

    Music from the Lusophone countries of Africa is steadily growing in popularity, but still many artists from Cape Verde, Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe do not get the international attention their thriving music actually deserves. These Portuguese-speaking … Read more »

  • video May 16, 2017

    Afropop Video Premiere: Gato Preto’s “Feitiço”

    Gato Preto is the enigmatic duo of Mozambican MC Gata Misteriosa and German-Ghanaian producer Lee Bass. From their home in Düsseldorf, these Afro-futuristic bass travelers craft their own global take on MC-driven electronic club music, combining Lee’s polyrhythmic explorations with … Read more »

  • blog November 4, 2016

    Nigerian Reissues, White Noise and Digital Fingerpointing

    The milieu of collectors, compilers and re-issuers of rare African vinyl is a pretty small, tight-knit community, where reputation counts for a lot and rumors fly fast. Right now, something is amiss in the scene, and we think you should know about it. Read more »

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