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Frank Gossner Serves Up Hot Vintage Afro-Pop With “Lagos Disco Inferno”

  If you’ve ever thumbed through an edition of our “Music + Travel: Worldwide” guidebook to musical scenes from around the globe, you’d know that we have a soft spot in our hearts for the bouncing Afro-Pop beats that flowed out of the Africa starting in the 1970s. Specifically, we’ve dedicated an entire chapter to “Ethiopop”, the heady mix of ... Read More »


Listen up and look out … Music+Travel Worldwide is coming! The latest from Museyon Guides, Music+Travel tours the globe searching for the freshest sounds coolest scenes, and it hits bookstores this October. Visit 12 cities from Beijing to Buenos Aires, from Addis Ababa to Australia. There you’ll discover the sounds of experimental music, new cumbia, Ethiopop, art rock and much, ... Read More »

Swing Shifts: Addis Ababa

Journey back 1,500 years to the birth of music in Ethiopia, explore modern-day Addis Ababa and discover a sound that has influenced artists from Bob Marley to Common. Mikael Awake is your guide to Ethiopop — a genre that emerged when artists like Mulatu Astatke blended jazz, bebop and blues with a sexy, lilting Ethopian sensibility. Want to hear today’s ... Read More »

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