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    East African Music Gets Its Groove Back

    There’s a new K-pop in town. East African music is widely acknowledged to have declined since its ’70s funk heyday, but thanks to a concerted effort from producers, musicians and DJs, Kenya’s once again bringing the noise. Santuri, a musical project aimed at getting East Africa back in the spotlight, has organized 10 festivals since it was founded in 2013, sharing a Kenyan musical heritage unknown to the younger generation. New royalties structures help protect artists, and their tunes are popularizing East African sounds at home and abroad.

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