Afropop Classic April 20, 2017
The Live Pop-Up Radio Experience
Live from Brooklyn, it’s Afropop Worldwide! In collaboration with Brooklyn Internet radio station Stewart Avenue, Afropop invited New York-based artists from Africa and the diaspora to our office for a unique live broadcast on Sat., Feb. 11. In case you missed it, we have highlights from the six-hour broadcast which featured interviews with singer and keyboardist Jean Gnonlonfoun of Beninois band Jomion and the Uklos; urban dancer, teacher and choreographer Kim D. Holmes from New York; bandleader and percussionist Courtnee Roze from New York; and bandleader, singer and composer Nkumu Katalay from Congo. In the first half of the show, Alejandro Van Zandt-Escobar, Afropop writer, producer and DJ from duo Eko’ fo Show, set the tone with music from Afropop’s in-house record collection and producer Morgan Greenstreet interviewed our director of new media, Akornefa Akyea, for a throwback discussion on Ghanaian hiplife music. Enjoy music and voices from Brooklyn, the place Afropop has called home for over 20 years. Produced by Akornefa Akyea. Stewart Ave-19-9979

Artists on This Program:

Click on images to learn more about where the New York-based artists featured on this program teach, perform, and what they're up to.

[caption id="attachment_35914" align="alignleft" width="200"]JB1 Jean "JB" Gnonlonfoun of Jomion and the Uklos[/caption] [caption id="attachment_35915" align="alignleft" width="225"]courtnee roze Courtnee Roze[/caption]                     [caption id="attachment_35916" align="alignleft" width="200"]Stewart Ave-11-9952 Kim D. Holmes[/caption] [caption id="attachment_35917" align="alignleft" width="240"]nkumu Nkumu Katalay[/caption]                 [caption id="attachment_35944" align="alignleft" width="300"]leila adu Leila Adu[/caption]              

Further Reading and Listening: