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  • blog November 25, 2014

    Cha Cha Cha! Old-School Cuban Jams Via World Circuit

    World Circuit Records, the label that put Buena Vista Social Club in everyone’s Discman, continues its mission of highlighting some great vintage Cuban music with Cha Cha Cha, a remastered album from Abelardo Barroso and Orquesta Sensación, stars of the Havana charanga scene … Read more »

  • program September 14, 2011

    The Golden Age of Cuban Music

    On January 8, 1959, Fidel Castro and his ragtag army marched into Havana and proclaimed victory in the Cuban revolution. Much of the world knew Cuba primarily from its 1930 megahit “El Manicero” (“The Peanut Vendor”) and from the mambo … Read more »

  • program October 9, 2010

    The Voice of the Leopard

    The leopard cult of ekpe in Calabar, in present-day Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon, has one of the most unique performance traditions in all of Africa–a complex theatrical tradition, referred to in calabar English as “play,” which encompasses a cycle of … Read more »

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