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  • 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 »

  • botb June 8, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Southern Exposure–A Journey in Southern Africa

    In this installment of “Best of The Beat,” we offer a fascinating narrative by our itinerant writer/scholar, Ron Sakolsky, who spent six months in 1998 post-apartheid South Africa as a resident professor at the University of Natal in Durban, and … Read more »

  • blog April 6, 2016

    Field Report: Three Takes on Southern African Music

    In the past week, three strong acts from Zimbabwe and South Africa have graced East Coast stages. We already reported on the Africa Now show at the Apollo Theater, featuring Mokoomba, a young band from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. We were … Read more »

  • blog February 22, 2016

    Ladysmith Black Mambazo in Concert at The Town Hall

    This past Friday, Feb. 19, a few hundred feet from the hullabaloo of Times Square, Manhattan’s historic Town Hall venue overflowed with feelings of peace, positivity and hope. Presiding over the hall was the legendary South African group Ladysmith Black … Read more »

  • interview February 17, 2016

    An Interview With Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s Albert Mazibuko

    Ladysmith Black Mambazo has put out over 50 records and played all over the world; they’re one of the most famous South African bands, perhaps the best-known African group to American audiences, thanks to their collaboration with Paul Simon on … Read more »

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