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  • blog September 19, 2017

    Lil Ameer: Nigerian Rap Prodigy Leaves Us Too Soon

    A highlight of Afropop Worldwide’s recent field work in Nigeria was sitting down with 20 or so of the top Hausa hip-hop artists in Kano for a session of storytelling, venting and freestyling. That was where we met Kano’s youngest … Read more »

  • blog July 6, 2017

    Announcing: Afropop Closeup Season Two

    The second season of the Afropop Closeup podcast series presents intimate stories of the struggles and triumphs of human life in Rwanda, Nigeria, Haiti, the Bahamas and the African diasporas of Greece, the U.K., Paris, New York and San Francisco. A … Read more »

  • blog July 5, 2017

    LusAfro Project: Connecting Artists in Lusophone Africa

    Music from the Lusophone countries of Africa is steadily growing in popularity, but still many artists from Cape Verde, Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe do not get the international attention their thriving music actually deserves. These Portuguese-speaking … Read more »

  • blog June 29, 2017

    Pride Month Playlist: Listening to Queer and Trans Artists Across the African Planet

    During LGBT Pride Month, Afropop has been celebrating queer and trans musicians throughout the African diaspora. This year, we’ve put together a playlist of some of the hottest and most influential artists who show us what it really means to … Read more »

  • feature May 4, 2017

    Mark LeVine On the Niger Delta and More

    Mark LeVine is a professor of history at University of California, Irvine, and Lund University in Sweden. He’s a specialist on the Middle East and North Africa and the author of the farsighted 2008 book, Heavy Metal Islam, which previewed … Read more »

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