Why SXSW Matters to Africa (and Vice-Versa)

(Editor’s Note: this piece focuses strictly on SXSW music though many of the topics discussed can be applied to other parts of the festival. Photo taken from Society HAE‘s Africa or Bust! Content. Monetization. Opportunity panel. So AfriPOP! is covering SXSW! yippee-da-dooo If you are like a majority of our readers, then you are not in Austin for the weeks-long festival, and you are wondering why you should care. It […]

 

AfriPOP! Give-Away: 2X Double Tickets to Watch Baloji at Village Underground + 2X Copies of his Album 'Kinshasa Succursale'

Baloji is giving his first ever London headline show on Wednesday November 28th, following his appearance at the Barbican opening for Orchestra Baobab, and mo generic viagra price re recently taking part in the Damon Albarn-helmed transient super group African Express. He will be accompanied by the Katuba Orchestra, led by Dizzy Manjeku, legendary guitarist for Tabu Ley Rochereau and the late Franco. Expect performances of tracks from Baloji’s latest […]

 

Ten Rappers Who'd Make "YO! MTV Raps Africa"

MTV will show a special edition of the iconic Hip-hop show “Yo MTV Raps” next month. We re-imagined the concept with an All-African cast, and came up with this list of names. Which other MCs would you include?

 

Get to Know: Congolese-Belgian Emcee, Baloji

On the eve of his performance in New York City, Congolese-Belgian emcee Baloji spoke with AfriPOP! about his favorite rappers, influences and what makes someone an African…(click on pic to read the story)