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  • review March 7, 2017

    Melanie

    As the great Congolese composer/singer/bandleader Tabu Ley Rochereau approached his final days in 2012, he summoned the musical director of his band, L’Orchestre Afrisa International, from America to his bedside and made a last request. Modero Mekanisi had played saxophone … Read more »

  • blog March 2, 2017

    Exclusive Mix: Africa Now! At the Apollo Theater

    DJ Nenim will be performing on March 11 at Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theater for Africa Now!, a concert in collaboration with World Music Institute and the Apollo Theater. In celebration of deejaying alongside these great artists, he has put together … Read more »

  • interview February 9, 2017

    Afrisa Lives! Interview with Modero Mekanisi

    L’Orchestre Afrisa International is one of the most consequential African bands of the 20th century. It was the third major Congolese band to feature vocal legend Tabu Ley Rochereau, but this was the band he led for most of his … Read more »

  • blog December 30, 2016

    Tribute to African Music Producer Ibrahima Sylla

    Afropop Worldwide commemorates the pre-eminent African music producer and visionary Ibrahima Sylla, who died three years ago on Dec. 30. For some unknown reason we neglected to note his passing at the time, but to correct the record, we here … Read more »

  • blog December 14, 2016

    Fally Ipupa: New Single and Birthday

    Today’s a big day for Fally Ipupa. For all the Afropop regulars out there, you’ll surely know this name, the biggest star in contemporary Congolese pop. We’ve seen Fally perform several times (at Symphony Space in 2016 and the 42 West nightclub in 2015), … Read more »

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