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African films at 38th Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival

African films at 38th Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival

Starting tomorrow (April 13) is the last day to catch some of the African films showing at the 38th annual Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. The festival, which started last…

Former president Barack Obama remembers Nipsey Hussle

Former president Barack Obama remembers Nipsey Hussle

Former president Barack Obama was among those who paid tribute to the late rapper and community activist, Nipsey Hussle, during his memorial service in Los Angeles yesterday. In a letter…

Lupita Nyong’o unveils cover of Sulwe

Lupita Nyong’o unveils cover of Sulwe

Lupita Nyong’o on Monday unveiled the cover of her first children’s book called Sulwe. Nyong’o announced last year that she will be writing the book and Monday on instagram announced…

Lupita Nyong’o confirms ‘Americanah’ film adaptation is happening soon

Lupita Nyong’o confirms ‘Americanah’ film adaptation is happening soon

Lupita Nyong’o, who purchased the film rights to Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ in 2014, has confirmed to Vogue that fans can expect the film adaptation to happen soon. Nyong’o has been…

Meet the artists of Afropop South by Southwest showcase

Meet the artists of Afropop South by Southwest showcase

On Friday, March 15, at the Palm Door in Austin, TX, Afropop is hosting its first ever South by Southwest showcase, presenting six artists from across the African continent. If…

Habib Koite will perform in St. Paul on March 9 but not with Bassekou Kouyate

Habib Koite will perform in St. Paul on March 9 but not with Bassekou Kouyate

Bassekou Kouyate and his musicians were scheduled to join Habib Koite for two shows at the Vieux Carrè in Saint Paul on March 9 but Kouyate and his group have…

Mali’s Habib Koite and Bassekou Kouyate to perform in Saint Paul

Mali’s Habib Koite and Bassekou Kouyate to perform in Saint Paul

One of Mali’s most renowned musicians and great guitarists, Habib Koite, makes a return visit to the Twin Cities on March 9, albeit to a venue less familiar with many…

Soweto Gospel Choir takes home another Grammy

The Soweto Gospel Choir took home the Grammy Award for “Best World Music Album”, for their latest album ‘Freedom’, which they released in September 2018. The 61st Grammys ceremony took…

Mavin Records and Kupanda Holdings announce partnership

Mavin Records and Kupanda Holdings announce partnership

Lagos-based music label, Mavin Records, has joined in a multi million dollar investment partnership to create more opportunities for African music. The new venture will be called Mavin Global, a…

Oliver Mtukudzi dies at 66

Oliver Mtukudzi dies at 66

Courtesy AfroPop The African music community was shocked yesterday to learn of the untimely death of one of the continent’s greatest musicians, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi of Zimbabwe. In his 66…

Angelique Kidjo: I have a feeling of breathing that lifts me up in Minnesota

Angelique Kidjo: I have a feeling of breathing that lifts me up in Minnesota

Like a stone skimming across the surface of the waters, songstress of Benin and Africa, Angelique Kidjo, will skate across the City of Lakes as she tours the States from…