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  • program November 17, 2016

    Afropop Live! 2016

    The crowd grows restless until finally the lights go down and the artist takes the stage, and that’s when things come alive. It’s “Afropop Live! 2016”–an anthology of some of the best performances we had the honor to see and … Read more »

  • blog October 25, 2016

    Four Tracks: Sauti Sol Exclusive Interview

    We caught up with Kenyan supergroup Sauti Sol last week on their way through New York en route to South Africa for the MTV MAMA Awards, where they won best group! Afropop is offering a free pair of tickets to see Sauti Sol … Read more »

  • blog October 11, 2016

    Ticket Giveaway: Sauti Sol at Highline Ballroom

    East African music doesn’t get enough air time in the world of international African pop. However, in a scene dominated by Nigerian Afrobeats, Kenyan Afro-soul/pop group Sauti Sol is a powerhouse, bringing their unique, sunny blend of beautiful vocal harmonies, energizing … Read more »

  • blog May 17, 2016

    Delasi’s “Afemakpor” Gets A Jinku Remix

    Last year we talked with the young Ghanaian rapper Delasi about his debut album #Thought Journey, a winding, multigenre adventure that features producers from Ghana, Denmark, Japan, the U.S. and his adopted home of Nairobi, Kenya. One song, “Afemakpor,” stood out as … Read more »

  • blog November 3, 2015

    Behind the Scenes: Owiny Sigoma Band in Kenya

    Owiny Sigoma Band is a prolonged collaboration between pop musicians from the U.K. and traditional musicians from Kenya: Louis and Jesse Hackett, Tom Skinner from England  and Joseph Nyamungu and Charles Owoko, masters of traditional Luo instruments, the nyatiti harp and the … Read more »

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