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>

Roots of Sound System: Mini Mart Hi-Power Explained

On Saturday, June 7, New York&#8217;s dancehall fans are in for a treat. &#8220;Roots of Sound System,&#8221; the innovative concert series that recreates and explores vital moments in the evolution of sound system culture, presents its third edition. The fruit ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Guest Bloggers Around the World: Algerian Music Beyond Borders

Afropop is pleased to unveil a new series of guest posts from bloggers around the world, offering coverage of music scenes by writers who know them best. Our first installment comes from Algeria, where Karim Meskia has written a guide to ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

Dis Is Reggae Soul… On Vinyl?

In their two-year existence,  Paris DJs have put together a prolific track record of albums, compilations and singles ranging from a vintage Angolan/transcontinental bass mixtape by Batida to a compilation of &#8216;70s funk from the West Indies. While all of their ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>