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  • interview March 9, 2017

    Strength, Perseverance and Humanism: An Interview with Daymé Arocena

    After two years of extensive and well-received international touring, Cuban rising star Daymé Arocena returns with her second album, Cubafonía. The record sees the 25-year old singer, composer, arranger, choir director and band leader as strong as ever, as she turns her focus … Read more »

  • blog January 2, 2017

    Fresh Cuts Vol. Two

    This is the second feature in a series we’re calling Fresh Cuts. It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists and everything in between. Today we’ve got a big lineup for you, … Read more »

  • program January 7, 2016

    Beneath the Music: An African History of Bass

    This week, Afropop celebrates one of the true unsung heroes of African music: the bass. Join us as we slap, pop and thump our way across the African diaspora with our ears tuned to those fat sounds beneath the music … Read more »

  • blog April 3, 2015

    Fela’s First Tracks and Other Wonders of Soundway’s Highlife Comp

    Young musicians of the world: Relax! Even the singular force of nature that would become Fela Kuti took a while to find his sound. A pair of Fela’s earliest recordings, made in London in 1960, with his bands the Highlife … Read more »

  • blog April 3, 2015

    Voices of Salsa in NYC

    If you’ve heard our latest podcast on salsa’s status in its New York homeland, “After the Money,” and you want a chance to support those artists, or if you’ve been pining to get your dance on, we’ve put together this profile … Read more »

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