Africa

African Sounds of the Indian Subcontinent

In this Hip Deep program, Afropop explores musical connections between Africa and India. First up is the story of the Afro-Indian Sidi community. In the 13th century, Africans arrived in India as soldiers in the armies of Muslim conquerors. Some ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/8504/african-sounds-of-the-indian-subcontinent/"> Read more &#187;</a>

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>