David Byrne + all his best music friends play the songs of William Onyeabor LIVE!

There’s no better way than to say this than plain and simple: on May 2nd and 3rd, David Byrne and an incredibly wide array of visionary musicians will take the stage at the BAM opera house to perform the music ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Afropop Presents: Feedel Band Live at DROM

Afropop is proud to present Feedel Band in concert on March 8, 2014 at DROM at 9:30 (doors open at 9). Pick up your tickets here. Feedel Band keeps the funky experimentation of 70s Ethiopia alive, with ties to the ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Afropop Worldwide Launches Kickstarter Campaign- Madagascar: Music of Hope and Ecstasy

For 26 years, Afropop Worldwide has taken radio listeners and web fans to some of the world’s most exciting cultural destinations: Egypt, both Congos, Senegal, Mali, Angola, Morocco, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa, Nigeria, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Colombia… Now, ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Featured Artists: Winter 2014 Dance Party!

It&#8217;s Carnival right now in Trinidad, Haiti, Brazil, New Orleans&#8230;and  NYC, with Afropop Worldwide! In the words of Bootsy Collins, this week&#8217;s show, Winter 2014 Dance Party, &#8221;Ain&#8217;t nothin&#8217; but a party y&#8217;all.&#8221; So get down, get funky and shake a ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Carnival 2014 Mixtape Roundup

Chance are, you’re either at work, hung over, sporting some ash on your forehead, or some combination of the three right now. Carnival is over, today is an Ash Wednesday, and to some, it seems that the music has stopped. ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Winter 2014 Dance Party Playlist

Rolly Polly Mr. Killa Ministry of Road (M.O.R.) Machel Montano Market Lady FOKN Bois Coz Ov Moni 2 (FOKN Revenge) B4 U Die FOKN Bois Coz Ov Moni 2 (FOKN Revenge) Azonto ft. Tiffany Fuse ODG Ekoloma Demba Timaya Tsy ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Bomba Estéreo Party with African Guitar

“Africa, si señor!” shouts Bomba Estéreo’s Li Saumet at the beginning of the band’s new song “Qué Bonito.” We’ve been big fans of Bomba Estéreo for a while, featuring them on both our “Afropop Soundsystem 5: Neo-Cumbia” and “Womex 2010” ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Afropop Premiere: Alsarah and the Nubatones’ “Nuba Nouto”

Liberal arts graduates with a penchant for the intricacies of African music  and a home base in Brooklyn- that describes a not insignificant percentage of present day indy rock musicians. However, regardless of the class size, few do it with ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

“Wali Bena” Muyei Power- Sierra Leone in 1970s USA

Soundway strikes again! They just shared a preview track from their upcoming release, out 4/28/2014, Muyei Power- Sierra Leone in 1970s USA, a collection of recordings made in California in 1975 and 1976  by Muyei Power, one of the biggest bands ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Afropop Premiere: Noura Mint Seymali “El Madi” from globalFEST Selector Comp

Remember globalFEST 2014? Well we sure do.  and that’s why we’re so super stoked that globalFEST has their own stage at SXSW this year. Lo&#8217;Jo, Imarhan Timbuktu, Tinariwen, Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta, Hot 8 Brass Band, and K i ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>