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  • blog October 17, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. Eight

    This is the eighth feature in a series we call “Fresh Cuts.” It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists and everything in between. It’s been a bit of a wait … Read more »

  • review August 30, 2017

    Ayo

    These pioneers of Colombian electro-roots pop still have the magic on the fifth album since their founding in 2005. That magic began when Simón Mejía, a veteran alternative rock guitarist and composer in Bogota, recruited singer Liliana “Li” Saumet from … Read more »

  • blog July 29, 2015

    Bomba Estereo at the Highline Ballroom

    Bomba Estereo, the maverick roots-rock-electronica act from Colombia, is back in the U.S. this summer, promoting their fine new CD, Amanacer. Afropop’s Banning Eyre caught up with the band at the Highline Ballroom in New York on July 17. Stay … Read more »

  • interview January 27, 2011

    Hector Fernandez-L’Hoeste on the Cumbia Diaspora

    Hector Fernandez-L’Hoeste teaches Latin American Cultural Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, and writes frequently about cumbia and its impact around the Americas. He is the editor of an upcoming anthology about … Read more »

  • program January 1, 2011

    Afropop Soundsystem 5: Neo-Cumbia

    Afropop Worldwide presents a program all about the exciting and experimental music scene in Colombia today. A new generation of Colombian youth are delving into Afro-Colombian roots music, using traditional sounds as rich fodder for 21st-century experiments in global pop. … Read more »

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