The stories of these women, who remain vulnerable, can now be heard on an album called "I've forgotten now who I used to be."
Blitz the Ambassador is one of the leading voices in the growing movement connecting the classic sound of American hip-hop with stories and musical traditions of Africa and the African diaspora. The title of his new album, Afropolitan Dreams (released ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/18376/afropolitan-dreaming-with-blitz-the-ambassador/"> Read more »</a>
Ghanaian popular musician, rapper and producer E.L. (Elom Adablah) has achieved a significant following both locally in Ghana and through international circuits for his creative take on the ultra-popular dance music style known as azonto. He recently visited New York, ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/18269/e-l-visits-with-afropop-in-new-york/"> Read more »</a>
The Finger Lakes region of upstate New York is not generally known for producing great Afrobeat or roots reggae bands. However, there are several little-known, high-quality examples, and they hang tight together: Reggae band Mosaic Foundation, and their Afrobeat/Afro-reggae side project ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17663/cha-cha-the-ndor-band-food-for-thought/"> Read more »</a>
Although “Tonga” has been kicking around for a few months now, the song has yet to receive the love it deserves outside Ghana. However, within West Africa it definitely blew up, creating a bit of stir among the controversy-seeking media. ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17241/joey-b-sarkodie-heat-up-with-tonga/"> Read more »</a>
It’s Carnival right now in Trinidad, Haiti, Brazil, New Orleans…and NYC, with Afropop Worldwide! In the words of Bootsy Collins, this week’s show, Winter 2014 Dance Party, ”Ain’t nothin’ but a party y’all.” So get down, get funky and shake a ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17075/featured-artists-winter-2014-dance-party/"> Read more »</a>
The U.S. premiere of the FOKN Bois film Coz ov Moni 2 (FOKN Revenge) had the feel of history in the making. For those not in the know, this duo from Ghana with a cleverly rude stage name—their “real” names ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/16918/coz-ov-moni-premiere-fokn-good-time-had-by-all/"> Read more »</a>
As you may have gathered, those of us here at Afropop are pretty overwhelming excited about this Friday (Feb 21). “Why?” you might ask. Well, this Friday just so happens to be the Afropop sponsored US Premiere of Coz Ov ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/16837/rsvp-for-fokn-nyc-premiere-this-friday/"> Read more »</a>