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  • blog December 25, 2016

    Photo Essay: Afropolitan Vibes Festival in Lagos

     Afropop Worldwide attended the debut Afropolitan Vibes Music Festival held in Freedom Park, Lagos, Nigeria on Dec. 16-17, produced by Nigerian-German musician, music and film producer Ade Bantu and a dedicated team. Building on a successful monthly concert series, Afropolitan Vibes … Read more »

  • interview July 18, 2016

    Mashrou’ Leila: Creatures of the Night–Alternative Rock From Lebanon

    Eight years ago, a group of architectural students at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon, came to a collective decision that they could express themselves better through music than architecture—and with that, Mashrou’ Leila was born. Since then, the band … Read more »

  • blog November 11, 2013

    Web Exclusive Podcast- A Brief History of Lebanese Rock

    In this web exclusive podcast, senior producer Banning Eyre takes you through a brief history of Lebanese rock music. Essentially underground by nature, groups like Soapkills, Scrambled Eggs, and Kordz created an alternate sonic identity that appealed to a generation … Read more »

  • blog August 30, 2013

    Top Five New Chilean Musicians

    As a further exploration of the music featured in our LAMC 2013 program, producer Nadia Reiman has brought us a list of five of her favorite new musicians who emerged from Chile’s ever bubbling alternative scene. Check it out!    … Read more »

  • blog June 28, 2013

    Lebanon Journal 3: Cosmopolitan Beirut

    On a Wednesday night in Beirut’s bustling Hamra district, the pubs are pumping out classic rock and DJ dance grooves while a slow stream of traffic provides a shifting counterpoint of percussive horn honks, throbbing bass lines, and here and … Read more »

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