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  • blog August 11, 2017

    Independent Africa

    The continent of Africa contains millenniums of complex histories across hundreds and thousands of civilizations and cultures. The era of European colonization in Africa’s history, which resulted in the borders of the 54 countries that we know of today, took … Read more »

  • interview May 6, 2016

    MASA Featured Interview: Soum Bill

    Afropop’s Sean Barlow spoke with Ivoirian zouglou artist Soum Bill after his MASA 2016 performance in Abidjan. Soum Bill’s euphoric audience w​as​ mostly teenagers and 20-somethings who jumped up and danced and sang along to all his ​songs​. Important to … Read more »

  • blog March 23, 2016

    Collectif Bassam Has No Fear: “Meme Pas Peur”

    Following the gruesome terrorist attack carried out by AQIM (Al Qaeda of the Islamic Mahgreb) at a popular beach resort in Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire on March 13, a group of Ivorian musicians have come together to release a song titled “Meme Pas … Read more »

  • review September 11, 2015

    Resistance

    The Souljazz Orchestra plays neither soul or jazz, strictly speaking, and doesn’t have any of the strings you might associate with an orchestra. On the contrary, they’re a tropical band from the Canadian cities Ottawa and Gatineau, whose latest album is … Read more »

  • blog May 3, 2012

    Discography: The Hip Hop Generation: Ghana’s Hip Life and Ivory Coast’s Coupé-Decalé

    With only a few exceptions, pop CDs from Ghana and the Ivory Coast are difficult to find through major US and international retailers. However, they are available through retail outlets in immigrant communities as well as specialty retailers online. Hiplife … Read more »

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