Ticket Giveaway: Angélique Kidjo in San Francisco, June 21!

We know that our ticket giveaways tend to be pretty New York City-centric, for the obvious reason of our office&#8217;s geographic location! So we are especially pleased to be able to offer an extraordinary ticket giveaway to our Bay Area ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Stromae Drops “Ta Fete” for World Cup, Makes U.S. Debut

Haven&#8217;t yet heard of Stromae, the Rwandan-Belgian singer, songwriter and megastar? Don&#8217;t worry&#8211;we&#8217;re pretty sure you&#8217;ll have your chance. After years of slaying European audiences with heartsick tracks (and brilliant videos) like &#8220;Formidable&#8221;  and his breakout hit &#8220;Papaoutai&#8221; (read our take ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Afropop Premiere: Bio Ritmo’s “Le Dicen Dolor”

Latin dance music super-group Bio Ritmo has been slamming out retro styles from Washington, DC to Cali, Colombia for 23 years, quite an accomplishment in itself. The title and cover artwork of their brand-new album Puerta del Sur (out June 24 on the ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Afropop’s Summer 2014 Concert Guide

ALL FREE Afropop&#8217;s Summer 2014 Concert Guide 6/14 3pm Roberto Roena / La Mecánica Popular / “Little&#8221; Louie Vega (SummerStage) 6/15 6pm Black Coffee Live / DJ Spoko (SummerStage) 6/22 7pm Buika / Marques Toliver (SummerStage) 6/25 6:30pm Ricardo Lemvo ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Guest Bloggers Around the World: Mahraganat–Musical Revolution in Egypt

Afropop is pleased to unveil a new series of guest posts, offering coverage of music scenes by writers who know them best. Our latest installment comes from Cairo, Egypt. Ferida Jawad, who teaches Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies at the Netherlands ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Afropop Exclusive: Thomas Mapfumo Releases New Electronic Singles

It’s been some years since we’ve heard new music from Thomas Mapfumo, known as the Lion of Zimbabwe. During over a decade of exile in Eugene, Oregon, Mapfumo has had time to reflect on the twists and turns of his ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

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&#8217;s band, Egypt ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Volunteer with Afropop this Summer!

Ever wanted to be involved in the musical excitement of Afropop, but didn’t quite know how to make it happen? Ever want to sink your teeth into the wild world of live music in New York City and become an ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Anansy Cissé: Mali Overdrive and Free Download of “Aïgouna”

Anansy Cissé is one of Bamako’s hottest young guitar talents. So we’re very happy to be able to give out a free download of “Aïgouna,” one of the highlights of his new record Mali Overdrive.  Cissé started his career behind ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>