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  • blog January 27, 2017

    Photo Essay: Sacred Musical Spaces in Western Cuba

    Here are some shots of artists featured in our program, Cuban Counterpoint of Tobacco and Sugar: A Musical Road Trip to Sacred Sites in Western Cuba. The show was produced by Ned Sublette in the course of conducting music seminars … Read more »

  • botb February 11, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Afro-Cuba: Salsa and Santeria

    This week’s installment of “Best of The Beat on Afropop” brings you the story of an extraordinary journey in search of African roots in Cuban music and culture. Ron Sakolsky’s travelogue, “Havana Moon: Discovering Cuba’s African Heritage,” takes us back … Read more »

  • program May 24, 2012

    Follow the Drum – Fuji, Mbalax, Samba, Rumba

    We tune up our ears to some of the Africa’s great drumming voices–fuji and juju in Nigeria, sabar in Senegal–and to the travels of the drum to the Americas–samba in Brazil, rumba in Cuba, salsa in Puerto Rico and more. … Read more »

  • program October 9, 2010

    The Voice of the Leopard

    The leopard cult of ekpe in Calabar, in present-day Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon, has one of the most unique performance traditions in all of Africa–a complex theatrical tradition, referred to in calabar English as “play,” which encompasses a cycle of … Read more »

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