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  • interview November 17, 2014

    Interview: “Finding Fela” Producer Steve Hendel

    Afropop Worldwide’s Sean Barlow recently spoke with Steve Hendel, the visionary producer behind the acclaimed, Tony-winning Broadway show Fela! and the new documentary film Finding Fela. Sean Barlow: Steve, why don’t you introduce yourself. Steve Hendel: My name is Steve Hendel. I … Read more »

  • blog August 11, 2014

    Ticket Giveaway! Mixtape #1: Afropop, Aug. 16, Abrons Arts Center

    We are excited to offer 10 free tickets (that’s right, 10! Roman numeral X!) for an awesome night of African music at the Abrons Arts Center, Sat., Aug. 16. The bill is stacked, with outdoor DJ sets from Brian Shimkovitz of Awesome Tapes From … Read more »

  • blog August 4, 2014

    Finding Fela: The Film No Afrobeat Fan Can Miss

    Finding Fela, a documentary film that opened in New York and other cities on Aug. 1, is an instant classic in the world of popular music documentaries.  No African musician can boast a story to top Fela’s, and it’s hard … Read more »

  • blog June 27, 2014

    Exclusive Album Stream: Sia Tolno – “African Woman”

    The difference between a musical revival and a musical rebirth lies in the ability of a genre’s new adherents to expand  beyond the template set out by the legendary founders, respecting tradition while also allowing new roots to grow in … Read more »

  • blog June 11, 2014

    Seun Kuti Kicks Off U.S. Tour in New York City

    Seun Kuti has grown into his role as a principle torchbearer of Afrobeat, the globally loved Nigerian musical genre created by his late father Fela Kuti. After Fela died in 1997, his youngest son inherited the old man’s band, Egypt … Read more »

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