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  • interview April 7, 2016

    San Francisco: Afropop By the Bay, Back in the Day…

    The Afropop Worldwide program “San Francisco: Afropop By the Bay” tells the unlikely story of how a quorum of superb African musicians—from Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa—landed in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s and early ‘80s. These … Read more »

  • program April 7, 2016

    San Francisco: Afropop By the Bay

    It turns out that the first American city to host a roster of local African bands was not New York, Miami or Chicago, but the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California. Hugh Masekela brought Hedzoleh Soundz from Ghana, and … Read more »

  • blog March 24, 2016

    South Africa’s Johnny Clegg Embarks on North American Tour

    You can call Johnny Clegg a lot of things: English-born, South African-raised, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, activist, anthropologist, a knight in two countries, even “Le Zulu Blanc.” For the next few months, you can also call him on tour. And if … Read more »

  • blog July 6, 2012

    Johnny Clegg Band: Road Warriors

    South African singer-songwriter and road warrior bandleader Johnny Clegg made what is becoming an annual pass through New York City this week, selling out two nights at the City Winery, despite the July 4 holiday. Clegg is aging well. He … Read more »

  • feature October 14, 2007

    What is Maskanda?

    Maskanda is a subgenre of Zulu folk music, born in South Africa. It has been called the “Zulu Blues,” as singers often sing about real life experiences, daily joys and sorrows, and observations of the world. Traditionally, a Maskandi musician … Read more »

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