London Celebrates African Music

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Biyi Adepegba, the festival’s creator, said performing bands have gotten significantly smaller over the years, because of the high cost of touring — where the festival used to host bands with 15 or 20 members, most bands now rarely exceed 10. However, Adepegba thinks having smaller rosters actually helps bands appeal to a larger audience. “Can you believe that economy global meltdown has done wonders for small promoters like us,” he wrote in an email.

The full blog post is at the NEW YORK TIMES.

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