Xyclone’s “Almost There” Mix

Xyclone has made a serious statement with the release of his brand new Almost There mixtape. The dancehall up-and-comer busts out 37 tracks over the course of this hour-long, highlight-packed mix. Relatively new to the dancehall scene, Xyclone is a ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/18393/xyclones-almost-there-mix/"> Read more &#187;</a>

Podcast: Brushy One-String–Music and a Single Vibrating Wire

&#160; In our program &#8220;Afropop Live! NYC, Musical Metropolis&#8221; we featured an excerpt from our interview with Brushy One—String, the soulful Jamaican singer/guitarist and YouTube star. In this podcast, we go further, discussing Brushy&#8217;s past, his goals, and the development ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17915/podcast-brushy-one-string-music-and-a-single-vibrating-wire/"> Read more &#187;</a>

Afropop Live! NYC, Musical Metropolis

What do you get when you combine Congolese rapper Baloji, Lebanese pop star Yasmine Hamdan, Jamaican guitarist Brushy One-String, and Mauritanian vocal powerhouse Noura Mint Seymali? This year’s jaw-dropping Globalfest. What do you get when you combine live recordings of ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17901/afropop-live-nyc-musical-metropolis/"> Read more &#187;</a>

Top 4 Vybz Tribute Mixes

Vybz Kartel’s recent conviction for murder is a tricky subject. We don&#8217;t pretend to know all the details of the case (some of which actually went missing during the course of the trial), but what we do know is that ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17467/top-4-vybz-tribute-mixes/"> Read more &#187;</a>

Vybz Kartel Found Guilty of Murder

[Photo from Jamaica Gleaner] After two and a half years behind bars, dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel was found guilty of murder last night. The scene has been tense in Kingston, where hundreds gathered to chant “Free Kartel,” and riot police ... Read more &#187;