— People and Places —

Long-form, in depth papers exploring in detail the musical traditions of different cultures and countries.


Girl Power, Mali Style

If you watch television in Mali, you might almost think that music there was for…


Rythmic hip-hop from Mali

In recent years, Mali, like other Francophone West African countries, has had its share of…


Reggae in Côte d’Ivoire

For the past two decades, reggae has played a leading role in Côte d’Ivoire’s music…


Palm Wine Music

Palm wine music is a retrospective term for various early twentieth-century music styles that combined…