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  • 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 »

  • interview March 10, 2017

    THE FRANCIS BROTHERS: AFRICAN RECORD CENTER

    Brooklyn, New York is a melting pot of many nationalities and cultures. There are also seemingly a million places that exhibit and pay homage to the history of these cultures. Tucked away in the heart of Prospect Lefferts Garden are … Read more »

  • botb November 4, 2015

    The Beat Goes On!

    We are very pleased and proud to announce a new feature at Afropop.org: reprints of selected articles from the late, lamented magazine The Beat, which documented the emergence of reggae, African, Caribbean and world music on the international level. The … Read more »

  • blog December 10, 2014

    25 Years of Real World Records!

     Real World Records turns 25 this year. That any record label dedicated to global sounds has survived this long is impressive; many others have gone by the wayside or changed course. But Real World has done more than merely survive. … Read more »

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