Afropop Classic September 26, 2017
Africa In America 2013
It's been more than two years since APWW last surveyed the African sounds making waves in America. This program plays catch-up by putting the spotlight on a few of the standouts. From electronic dance and pop to old-school roots grooves and Afropop revival bands, spiced with remixes, collaborations, and off-the-wall connections--music drawn from across the African continent is thriving in US towns and cities. Included in the show is the political Afrobeat of the Souljazz Orchestra, Cheick Hamala Diabate's experimental traditionalism, Alec Lomami's Congolese-American Dancepop, and with a special focus on Bombino's collaboration with Black Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach on his 'Nomad' album.