In our July 22 webpost we shared photos of the Nuits d'Afrique festival in Montreal. In its 36th year, the annual event pulled out all the stops to meet the expectations of an audience that was hungry to see and hear some of the Africa's biggest stars. The Afropop team was there recording two nights of kora mastery, plus Gnawa roots from Moktar Gania, Haitian pop from Wesli, Femi Kuti and The Positive Force and more. Hear the program here for a deep dive and a solid salute to North America's best African music festival. Produced by Banning Eyre.
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Endora McNeary features the legendary jazz bassist in an article on his discovery of his love of Latin music, his productive creative life, and his trio's album Skyline, which won the Best Jazz Instrumental Grammy. Check it out on Afropop here.
In the age of slick, international Afrobeats music, and especially in its epicenter, Lagos, Nigeria, one would not expect to find a group of 20-somethings composing and performing classic highlife music. But that is exactly what the two brothers known as The Cavemen do. And they're finding success with the formula as well. Produced and narrated by Fay Fay.
Afropop Staff: Sean Barlow, Executive Producer Banning Eyre, Senior Editor Michael Jones, Chief Audio Engineer (jonesaudio.com) Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe, Director of New Media and Operations CC Smith, Editor at Large
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