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  • blog January 7, 2014

    The Afropop Guide to APAP

    APAP, the annual global performing arts conference and marketplace, now in its 57th year, starts on Wednesday January 8th and lasts until Monday the 13th. If you live in New York, the amount of great live music is often overwhelming … Read more »

  • review July 1, 2011


    In order to make this album reach far beyond his home in Senegal, the singer, drummer and guitarist construes beautiful pieces of music from rhythms of all corners of Africa and the Americas. They carry a powerful message of peace … Read more »

  • review June 14, 2011


    Don’t be alarmed if Pedro Luis Ferrer’s name doesn’t ring a bell. Despite being a beloved songwriter in his native Cuba, renowned for his social and political criticism, the number of albums he’s released there stands at a meager three, … Read more »

  • program October 9, 2010

    The Voice of the Leopard

    The leopard cult of ekpe in Calabar, in present-day Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon, has one of the most unique performance traditions in all of Africa–a complex theatrical tradition, referred to in calabar English as “play,” which encompasses a cycle of … Read more »

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