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  • blog July 11, 2016

    Field Report: Creole Rhythms on Réunion, the Rainbow Island

    The island of Réunion, a French overseas department in Africa, is some 10 hour’s flight from Paris and an hour’s flight from Madagascar. From the air, Réunion looks like a huge mountain floating in the Indian Ocean. With a tropical … Read more »

  • blog May 12, 2016

    What’s Worth Celebrating at Celebrate Brooklyn 2016

    It’s a beautiful sunny day in our Brooklyn neighborhood, and the near future is so bright, it’s probably time to wear shades. This year’s Celebrate Brooklyn free summer concert series lineup was just announced, and as always, it’s a good … Read more »

  • botb January 27, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Baaba Maal

    In this installment of “Best of The Beat on Afropop,” we turn to Baaba Maal, one of Senegal’s biggest international pop stars. From his emergence in the late ‘80s he has demonstrated an open mind, constantly reinventing himself. His music … Read more »

  • blog January 27, 2016

    Baaba Maal Live at Royal Festival Hall

    Baaba Maal holds a privileged place in the pantheon of world music deities. Since coming to international prominence in the late 1980s through a contract with Island (and a close working relationship with Chris Blackwell and his team, which continues … Read more »

  • review January 14, 2016

    The Traveller

    After nearly 40 years of diverse music making, Senegal’s Baaba Maal can do whatever he likes. And he does. On his first international release in some seven years, he once again surprises us with an album that is part ambient … Read more »

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