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  • blog October 12, 2017

    Abdel Kadiri and the Making of Modern Raï

    Abdel Kadiri and I sat down behind the main stage as the sun was setting at Montreal’s Nuits d’Afrique Festival. The crowd had been getting thicker all day and it would peak when Kadiri got up and absolutely shredded it. … Read more »

  • blog October 4, 2017

    Photo Essay: Group Doueh and Innov Gnawa in NYC

    If you’ve been following Afropop this year, you’ve gotten a taste for some of the Maghreb’s musical multitude in our recent program on the World Sacred Music Festival in Fes, Morocco and maybe even gotten a chance to hear some of … Read more »

  • blog September 25, 2017

    Toukadime: Special Gunpowder Mix

    Toukadime is a French DJ duo whose mission is to bring the sounds of classic North African music–exclusively on vinyl records–to radio waves and dance floors in France and beyond. The project was founded in 2011 when veteran DJs Krimau … Read more »

  • blog September 13, 2017

    Field Report: Rototom Sunsplash Festival Celebrates Africa: Reggae Style

    Feature image: Teshay Makeda, singer with African Head Charge. Photo by Lorenzo Scaldaferro ©Rototom The African-Jamaican dialogue has been going strong ever since African rhythms birthed reggae. The Motherland has produced plenty of her own reggae heroes, hosted many others, … Read more »

  • blog September 12, 2017

    Ticket Giveaway: Group Doueh with Innov Gnawa

    It’s a family affair! The World Music Institute presents the husband and wife duo, Group Doueh, at Le Poisson Rouge on Fri. Sept. 29. Band leader Doueh hails from Dakhla in Western Sahara and performs the electric guitar-tinged traditional Sahrawi … Read more »

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