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  • blog October 12, 2017

    Photo Essay: Nigerian Independence Day Parade in NYC

    On Oct. 7, six days after the official Oct. 1 anniversary, thousands gathered on Manhattan’s East Side to celebrate Nigeria’s 57th independence day. After several hundred years of British presence in the area and official colonial control since the late … Read more »

  • program October 5, 2017

    Accounting for Taste

    When we talk about the influence of American performers on African music, we usually think about a few obvious examples, legends like Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix or James Brown. In this episode, we go beyond these stars to explore the … Read more »

  • botb September 29, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Salute to Nigerian Independence–King Sunny Ade

    Nigeria celebrates its 57th anniversary of independence on Oct. 1. For this occasion, and also to accompany this week’s debut of a new Hip Deep program, “Lagos Roots: Fuji, Juju and Apala,” today’s BOTB spotlights King Sunny Ade, a great … Read more »

  • feature September 28, 2017

    Fuji-Juju Chronicles

    It is fair to say that the original inspiration for Afropop Worldwide came from Nigerian juju music, specifically when King Sunny Ade and his African Beats toured the United States in the early 1980s. KSA’s lengthy, unraveling shows featured some … Read more »

  • feature September 28, 2017

    Fuji-Juju Mixtape

    This mixtape samples current and classic fuji and juju tracks from Nigeria, most of them featured on our program “Lagos Roots: Fuji, Juju and Apala.” Fuji tracks tend to be very long, so this is just a taste. Remember that … Read more »

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