Afropop Worldwide

Afropop Worldwide logo

All posts with tag: Compilation

  • review June 21, 2017

    Pop Makossa: The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976-1984

    Funk is widely known across the United States but, arguably, the genre’s not-so-distant cousin makossa embodies what it truly means to be “funky.” Derived from the Douala phrase meaning “I dance,” makossa has been bringing listeners to their feet since … Read more »

  • review December 10, 2015

    Senegal 70: Sonic Gems and Previously Unreleased Recordings From the ’70s

    Analog Africa‘s new compilation Senegal 70 has been on heavy rotation at the Afropop office, and in the personal listening space of this reviewer. Why? Mainly, because it feels like an album, not a random assortment of tracks from a given … Read more »

  • review October 23, 2015

    The Brasileiro Treasure Box of Funk and Soul

    Cultures of Soul have named their latest compilation well. The Brasileiro Treasure Box of Funk and Soul is just that–a collection of funky gems from early ‘70s Brazil. Cultures of Soul is a Boston-based label dedicated to releasing rare soulful … Read more »

  • blog July 27, 2015

    New Book on Peru From Sounds and Colours

    After releasing two terrific books on music and culture in Colombia and Brazil, Sounds and Colours has turned to another South American country with a fascinating history and vibrant music scene: Peru. The 200-page book contains articles on everything from … Read more »

  • review June 10, 2015

    Sherwood at the Controls: Vol. 1, 1979-1984

    “I was once described in a derogatory way by a journalist in England as a ‘fan that had got his hands on a mixing desk’,” Adrian Sherwood is fond of saying. “Honestly that’s a very good summary of me really. … Read more »

Browse the archives