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  • blog March 6, 2017

    Exclusive Nkumu Katalay Premiere: “Congo4U”

    When it comes to Congolese popular music, Nkumu Katalay can do it all: He’s a dancer, singer, drummer, percussionist, guitarist, bassist and bandleader. Born in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nkumu is a veteran of Lokassa … Read more »

  • blog March 2, 2017

    Exclusive Mix: Africa Now! At the Apollo Theater

    DJ Nenim will be performing on March 11 at Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theater for Africa Now!, a concert in collaboration with World Music Institute and the Apollo Theater. In celebration of deejaying alongside these great artists, he has put together … Read more »

  • interview February 9, 2017

    Afrisa Lives! Interview with Modero Mekanisi

    L’Orchestre Afrisa International is one of the most consequential African bands of the 20th century. It was the third major Congolese band to feature vocal legend Tabu Ley Rochereau, but this was the band he led for most of his … Read more »

  • blog February 8, 2017

    Afropop Worldwide Residency at Threes Brewing

    Afropop Worldwide is excited to announce that we are curating a live music residency for the month of March at Brooklyn venue Threes Brewing! The series will present New York-based musicians performing the excellent African and Afro-diasporic music featured on our … Read more »

  • blog January 19, 2017

    Field Report: Afrojam Music Conference 2017

    Élage Diouf. All photos via Afrojam’s Facebook Things got funky Uptown Saturday night, as Afrojam, an up-and-coming booking company in New York, presented a solid lineup of musicians from Africa and the African diaspora. It seems like every big music event … Read more »

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