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  • botb June 12, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Music of the Pygmies

    As Afropop remembers and celebrates the astonishing life of ethnomusicologist Louis Sarno, “Best of The Beat” offers a look at the substantial amount of research and recordings that have been made of Africa’s people of the forest. In 1995, Beat … Read more »

  • feature June 9, 2017

    Remembering Louis Sarno

    Louis Sarno, an American original who lived for 30 years among Bayaka Pygmies in the Central African rainforest and recorded their polyphonic music more completely than any audio adventurer or ethnomusicologist could dream of, died where he was born, in … Read more »

  • hip-deep December 1, 2016

    The Money Show

    Every day, money changes hands in Ghanaian cedi, South African rand, and Brazilian real as music is created, traded, performed, purchased and pirated. In this episode we look at the business side of African music, through a series of vignettes … Read more »

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