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  • blog March 8, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. 4

    This is the fourth 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, rhymes … Read more »

  • blog March 2, 2017

    Exclusive Download: Maroni River Mashup–A Guyanas Mix

    This week, Afropop Worldwide brings you a special treat. To go along with our episode, “Getting Down in the Guyanas,” we have a mixtape of some of our favorite music from Suriname and French Guiana. From the first time I turned on … Read more »

  • program March 2, 2017

    Getting Down in the Guyanas

    We visit one of the world’s last untamed natural and musical wildernesses: The Guyanas. Riding along bumpy jungle roads and in dugout canoes, Afropop producer Marlon Bishop travels from Suriname to French Guiana for the Transamazoniennes Festival, located in the … Read more »

  • blog March 1, 2017

    Report From Transamazoniennes Festival: Getting Down in the Guyanas

    In 2011, our producer Marlon Bishop took a trip to the Transamazoniennes festival in French Guiana, and came back with loads of stories (and bootleg CDs) to share. The festival is located in a remote Amazonian town on the Surinamese … Read more »

  • program June 9, 2016

    Voodoo To Go Festival

    Producer Morgan Greenstreet follows the trail of West African Vaudou spiritual music to a very unlikely place—Utrecht, Netherlands—for the first edition of the Voodoo To Go Festival. Pioneered by Togolese entrepreneur Leopold Ekué Messan, the three-day festival set out to … Read more »

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