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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 February 19, 2017

    Dispatch From Nigeria #5: Port Harcourt–Biafra and Oil

    Banning Eyre is currently in Nigeria, researching the vibrant music scene for Afropop Worldwide’s Hip Deep series. Here’s the latest field report. PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, Feb. 20—We’ve just wrapped a week in Port Harcourt, the largest city in the Niger … Read more »

  • blog February 9, 2017

    Ranky Tanky and the Gullah Legacy

    Evidence of African culture in the Americas is often a somber memory of the slave trade and its devastating impact on millions of human beings. It is also a reminder of the tenacity and rich cultural identity of Africans in … Read more »

  • blog December 19, 2016

    Ghana: Soundtrack For An Election

    Photo Credit: NewsGhana.com It feels safe to say that if you speak the word “election” to anybody living through the turbulence of 2016, no matter their beliefs, they’ll have something to talk about. Here in the U.S., we’re all exhausted … Read more »

  • blog November 12, 2016

    Voices in Vinyl: Joy in Jozi

    Within 24 hours of landing in Johannesburg, South Africa, I was deep into the largest record collection I have ever witnessed. Collectors Treasury is an eight-story warehouse located on the fringe of the overpass that marks the gates to the … Read more »

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