Africa

The Lion(s) Sleep Tonight

As we explore in our special Hip Deep episode, “The Money Show,” &#8220;The Lion Sleeps Tonight&#8221; is one of the most infamous cases of an African song being used for massive financial gain by the West. In 1939, Solomon Linda ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/18156/the-lions-sleep-tonight/"> Read more &#187;</a>

The Money Show

Every day, money changes hands in Ghanaian cedi, South African rand and Brazilian reals as music is created, traded, performed, purchased and pirated. In this episode we look at the business side of African music, through a series of vignettes ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/18131/the-money-show/"> Read more &#187;</a>

Beneath the Music: Featured Artists

In this week’s episode of Afropop Worldwide, “Beneath the Music: An Afropop History of Bass”, we pay tribute to the great bassists in African music history. Although often under-appreciated, bassists in Africa have taken the instrument to exciting new places and ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17724/beneath-the-music-featured-artist/"> Read more &#187;</a>

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