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  • program June 8, 2017

    Cuts From the Crypt, Part Two: Banning’s Picks

    As work continues on the vast Afropop archive, producer Banning Eyre takes a deep dive and comes up with some gems. On the vinyl front, the focus is on South Africa and Zimbabwe, where the Afropop team collected a good … 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 »

  • feature August 27, 2015

    Cuts From the Crypt: Banning’s Picks

    The Afropop Archive, 30 years in the making, is a huge collection of vinyl, cassettes, CDs, field tapes, live performance recordings, videos in many formats, photographs, books, periodicals, posters and more. Afropop producers have meticulously collected materials all over the … Read more »

  • blog December 3, 2014

    Fantasma Unveils Supernatural “Eye of the Sun” Video

    South Africa seems to be the place these days for music that is at once seriously and hilariously (and all-around imaginatively) mystical. Fantasma fits into this vibe and soars above it on kaleidoscopic dragon wings. That’s not an image that’s … Read more »

  • blog November 6, 2014

    Eye of the Sun: New EP From South African Supergroup Fantasma

    The title of Spoek Mathambo’s first album, Mshini Wam, translates to “bring me my machine,” but for his latest release, the “Prince of Township Tech” surrounded himself with four flesh-and-blood collaborators. The EP made under the name Fantasma doesn’t depart … Read more »

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