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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • blog March 15, 2017

    Young Paris EP Release Party

    On March 24, Young Paris is due to drop an eight-track EP titled Afrobeats. The Congolese-American musician has been ascending to new heights, recently crowned with a record deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation label. Young Paris has been something … Read more »

  • closeups March 14, 2017

    Haitian Radio on American Airwaves

    On one stretch of Nostrand Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn, there’s a Haitian radio station on every block—Radio Soleil, Radyo Panou, Radio Triomphe—each broadcasting the sounds of Kreyol conversations and konpa music. Haitian immigrants have brought a deep love of radio … Read more »

  • blog March 13, 2017

    Ticket Giveaway: Somi At the Highline Ballroom

    Born to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, acclaimed East African vocalist and songwriter Somi continues to depict the life and struggles of immigrants through her music. Somi draws her inspiration from the lively immigrant community of Harlem where she has … Read more »

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