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  • blog April 25, 2017

    Music of South Africa’s Legendary Jazz Epistles Coming to New York

    On April 27, South African Freedom Day, Ibrahim Abdullah and Ekaya Ensemble will perform music from the legendary album  Jazz Epistle Verse 1 with trumpeter Lesedi Ntsane taking over for Hugh Masekela. With Hugh Masekela unable to travel to the … Read more »

  • botb April 25, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: The Jazz Epistles–Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela

    We originally intended this “Best of The Beat” to coincide with the upcoming historic reunion concert at New York’s Town Hall April 27 featuring South African music icons Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela celebrating their original Jazz Epistles group founded … Read more »

  • blog April 14, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. 5

    This is the fifth feature in a series we’re calling “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. Today we’ve got, among other things, intimate r&b … Read more »

  • review April 14, 2017

    Bennu

    Good music has the power to transport. Especially on the dance floor, the right soundtrack can make you close your eyes, leave everything behind and travel to new places. The new album Bennu from Wonderwheel delivers this type of experience. … Read more »

  • blog March 31, 2017

    Concert Review: Michael Mwenso and the Shakes in NYC

    Tucked into a row of charming old brick buildings on a tidy side street in New York’s West Village is the Greenwich House Music School (GHMS), a community-centered place of music education and performance that dates back 112 years. Upstairs … Read more »

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