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  • blog March 26, 2017

    Photo Essay: Afropop’s Residency at Threes Brewing

    These past few weeks, Afropop has hosted a series of concerts at Threes Brewing in Gowanus, Brooklyn featuring some of our friends from New York’s extensive African and Afro-diasporic music scenes. We kicked it off on March 9 with blazing … Read more »

  • blog November 8, 2016

    Exclusive Mix From Little Dynasty: La Tormenta Tropical en Colombia

    While researching our recent program Colombia in NYC, we reached out to Eric Banta, A.K.A. Little Dynasty, who runs the Brooklyn-based record label Names You Can Trust and its accompanying online storefront Independent Grand. Among many other excellent records, NYCT releases choice new music … Read more »

  • blog September 23, 2016

    Video: Jomion and the Uklos on B-Side

    On Thurs., Sept. 15, Afropop Worldwide’s Banning Eyre appeared on BRIC TV for an exclusive live in-studio performance and interview with Jomion and the Uklos. Jomion and the Uklos is a family band from Benin, West Africa, led by Samuel “Jomion” … Read more »

  • blog August 3, 2016

    Photo Essay: Angelique Kidjo and Pedrito Martinez Honor Celia Cruz

    The latest in BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn’s stellar summer lineup of African and Latin musicians was a vibrant collaboration between renowned Beninese diva Angelique Kidjo and virtuosic Cuban conguero Pedrito Martinez. On July 29, the two stars shared the stage with a … Read more »

  • blog August 1, 2016

    Field Report: Nuits D’Afrique Festival Celebrates 30 Years

    In 1987, Lamine Touré, owner of the 150-seat Club Balattou (which derives from bal à tous, roughly translated as “dance for everyone”), organized several nights of concerts and dubbed it “Festival Nuits d’Afrique.” “The recipe for success was already there, … Read more »

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