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  • blog May 8, 2017

    Labess Explores North African-Latin Fusion

    At last month’s Atlantic Music Expo in Cape Verde, we met Nedjim Bouizzoul, guitarist, singer, songwriter and leader of the band Labess. After growing up in Algeria, Nedjim relocated to Montreal, Canada at age 18 and has released three albums … Read more »

  • blog August 18, 2016

    Afropop’s Dispatches from New York City

    Afropop Worldwide is proud to announce a four-part series of shows focused on New York City, our home base. Starting this weekend, tune in for a variety of musical traditions showcasing the range of musicianship this big city has to … Read more »

  • blog July 25, 2016

    Photo Essay: Hakim and Krar Collective at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

    Prospect Park saw a rare occurrence last week: Egypt’s shaabi superstar Hakim came to the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn stage for his first performance in the U.S. since 2002, and gave what was no doubt one of the best performances of … Read more »

  • blog December 8, 2015

    Visa For Music Showcases African and Middle Eastern Music

    Report from the Visa For Music expo held in Rabat, Morocco, by Bastiaan Springer, a producer for Radio 5 (Netherlands), and a world music journalist since 1984. [Above photo : Maya Pounia of group Maya Kamaty from Île Réunion. Photo … Read more »

  • program October 22, 2015

    Borderless Sounds: The New North Africa

    North African music receives very little coverage in the United States. There are no high-profile mixes of recent Tunisian underground dance music from hip DJs, and no young Algerian musicians with major distribution deals in the U.S. So we decided … Read more »

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