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  • feature March 18, 2016

    Music in a Changing Cuba: Video Feature

    Here is a video feature of Ned Sublette’s Music in a Changing Cuba, highlighting some of the artists who appear on the program. Los Van Van – Despues de Todo Candyman – Reggaeton y Sandunga Charanga Habanera – Voy A Morir De Pegaduera Live!  Alexander … 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 October 29, 2015

    Afropop Live 2015

    It’s our annual roundup of live recordings Afropop Worldwide has made in the past year. This program includes highlights from the 29th Nuits d’Afrique festival in Montreal, including a performance by Cuba’s Los Van Van. We’ll also hear a selection … Read more »

  • blog August 27, 2015

    Los Van Van at B.B. King’s in New York

    Los Van Van is the towering giant of Cuban music in the post-revolution era. The band’s founder and leader, bassist Juan Formell, died in 2014 at 71. His son Juan Carlos Formell has taken up the leadership mantle, and based … Read more »

  • blog August 14, 2015

    The U.S. Embassy in Havana, Gente de Zona, and Cultural Change

    As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry raised the American flag above the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana, we were feeling simultaneously celebratory and pensive. Although the 1960 trade embargo still stands, some trade and travel restrictions have loosened since … Read more »

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