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  • interview October 16, 2017

    Mdou Moctar Talks Tuareg Film and Music

    Mdou Moctar is a Tuareg guitarist and singer/songwriter from Niger. He has been touring in the United States in support of his third album, Sousoume Tamachek. It’s a beautiful, intimate session, blending acoustic and electric guitar, male voices and light … 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 »

  • review May 11, 2017

    Osas–It’s Time

    Alhousseini Anivolla first came to us with the Niger-based Tuareg guitar band Etran Finatawa. This, his second solo album, was recorded in North Wales with producer/bass player Colin Bass, a veteran of many fine global music projects over the years. … Read more »

  • closeups January 26, 2017

    Talking Peace in Mali

    In the wake of the 2012-13 political crisis in Mali, the nation is working to repair its celebrated tradition of multiethnic harmony. The promise and pitfalls of this process play out dramatically in a public discussion during the Festival on … Read more »

  • program December 15, 2016

    Africa Now! 2016 Rocks the Apollo Theater in Harlem

    Every year, the world-famous Apollo Theater and New York’s World Music Institute pack the house for a stellar lineup of established and emerging artists from the African continent. This year was especially impressive. We bring you concert highlights and interviews … Read more »

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