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  • blog August 16, 2017

    Photo Essay: Youssou N’Dour and Yacouba Sissoko

    The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of the shining stars of New York’s live summer music landscape, bringing a world of music and dance to the Prospect Park Bandshell every summer for nearly 40 years. This summer, we saw a … Read more »

  • blog August 11, 2017

    Independent Africa: Sounds of Hope and Frustration

    The continent of Africa contains millenniums of complex histories across hundreds and thousands of civilizations and cultures. The era of European colonization in Africa’s history, which resulted in the borders of the 54 countries that we know of today, took … Read more »

  • botb August 9, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Youssou Endures

    Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour is making a welcome appearance at Celebrate Brooklyn on Aug. 12. We last saw him around these parts in 2015, and celebrated his visit with our very first “Best of The Beat on Afropop” feature, originally … Read more »

  • blog July 13, 2017

    Master Chef Pierre Thiam Partners with the African Services Committee

    Pictured above is Asfaha Hadera and Chef Thiam. ©javierchavarria Pierre Thiam, a master Senegalese chef, is doing a cooking and tasting demo at the James Cohan Gallery. He is preparing a mango salad using fonio, an ancient, healthy and wildly … Read more »

  • program June 15, 2017

    African Music at the Crossroads

    Afropop producer Banning Eyre takes us on a surprise-filled tour of his 30-some years of covering African music. Through conversations with Georges Collinet and producer/agent/DJ Rab Bakari, the program reflects on how the world, the music, the culture and the … Read more »

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