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  • interview May 26, 2016

    Interview: Going Places with Herb Alpert

    Herb Alpert will have a 10-day residency at The Carlyle from May 31 to June 11. In honor of this, we’re republishing this 2015 interview. Not long ago, I was walking down a street in Brooklyn and noticed a local … Read more »

  • interview April 7, 2016

    San Francisco: Afropop By the Bay, Back in the Day…

    The Afropop Worldwide program “San Francisco: Afropop By the Bay” tells the unlikely story of how a quorum of superb African musicians—from Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa—landed in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s and early ‘80s. These … Read more »

  • program April 7, 2016

    San Francisco: Afropop By the Bay

    It turns out that the first American city to host a roster of local African bands was not New York, Miami or Chicago, but the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California. Hugh Masekela brought Hedzoleh Soundz from Ghana, and … Read more »

  • botb April 4, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Hugh Masekela

    The importance and stature of South African musician/composer/bandleader Hugh Masekela cannot be overemphasized. His highly productive career has bridged jazz, funk and township jive with many more genres in the mix. His discography encompasses at least 43 albums since 1963. … Read more »

  • botb December 1, 2015

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: In Remembrance of Nelson Mandela

    Dec. 5 marks the second anniversary of the passing of Nelson Mandela. Early in its inception, The Beat magazine took a deeply committed stance against apartheid, reporting on developments in South Africa and educating our readers about the struggles and … Read more »

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