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  • hip-deep August 24, 2017

    An Island, Divided

    The island of Hispaniola, located in the western Caribbean, is divided in two by an invisible line that snakes down its central mountain range. On one side is Haiti, the other the Dominican Republic: one colonized by the French, the … Read more »

  • botb August 16, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Haiti 101, Part Two–Compas! Compas! Compas!

    The second installment of The Beat’s in-depth introduction to the popular music of Haiti surveys the tidal wave of activity coming from a new generation of youth bands, called mini-jazz, in the 1960s through the early ‘80s, when the advent … Read more »

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