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  • botb March 24, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa

    Arguably Cuba’s most famous export alongside rum and cigars, Celia Cruz, the First Lady of Latin Music, enjoyed a long and prolific career as a major superstar and one of the first Cuban women to front an orchestra. Born Ursula … Read more »

  • blog October 22, 2014

    Fania Records at 50: Featured Artists

    With Fania Records celebrating its 50th anniversary, our new show takes a look at the history  of the seminal salsa label. Here’s a deeper look at some of the legendary Fania artists featured on the program. Johnny Pacheco Johnny Pacheco, … 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 »

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