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.


Jean "JB" Gnonlonfoun of Jomion and the Uklos

courtnee roze 

Courtnee Roze

Stewart Ave-11-9952 

Kim D. Holmes


Nkumu Katalay

leila adu 

Leila Adu

Further Reading and Listening:


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