Afropop in 2008

Who knew back in January that when Vampire Weekend tinkered with soukous' guitar-driven dance rhythms on its self-titled debut, the band would set the…

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Bad Seeds bloom

With the Birthday Party, Nick Cave emerged as goth's most literary frontman. Since that Aussie cult band's split in 1984, Cave has cornered the…

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Oh Susana

Afro-Peruvian chanteuse Susana Baca is a lady with an extraordinary glow, as evidenced by Memoria Viva, the documentary that celebrates her; she matches that…

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Net Gains

Get to know your overnight indie rock sensations

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