Shared Interest Celebrates 20th Anniversary with NYC Gala

Shared Interest is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting business investment in South Africa. Launched in 1994, the year of South Africa’s first democratic elections, by the Fund for a Free South Africa, an organization set up by black South ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

The Unreleased “Shuga” Theme

Some of Nigeria and Ghana’s biggest stars teamed up on “Shuga,” a song that was apparently somehow passed over for the theme to the HIV-stigma-breaking TV series Shuga. The fluttering synths of the beat, produced by Chopstix, sound rather uncannily ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>


As you may have gathered, those of us here at Afropop are pretty overwhelming excited about this Friday (Feb 21). &#8220;Why?&#8221; you might ask. Well, this Friday just so happens to be the Afropop sponsored US Premiere of Coz Ov ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Las Cafeteras vs. Chicha Libre Ticket Giveaway

The LA/NY feud will be decided once and for all this Thursday, February 20 when Las Cafeteras and Chicha Libre battle for the honor of their respective seaboards at Europa in Brooklyn. AND we’ve got a pair of tickets to give ...<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>

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>

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>