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  • October 25, 2016

    A Beginner’s Guide to Lusophone Atlantic Music

    While the musical networks that connect English, French and Spanish-speaking nations together are well known, far less attention is paid to the links between the Afro-Lusophone world—from Cape Verde to Angola to Brazil. This podcast offers a lightning tour of … Read more »

  • October 11, 2016

    Mali: Politics Behind the Music

    The music of Mali is a powerful force in the international music market. It has been critically shaped by the changing role of the griot class in Malian society and Mali’s politics in general. Columbia University historian Gregory Mann shares … Read more »

  • September 27, 2016

    Congolese Rumba: Surviving the Pop Apocalypse

    All over the world, the music business as we know it is crumbling. But in the Democratic Republic of Congo, musicians have found a new (and very old) method of survival. Through a system of shout-outs called libanga, Congolese pop … Read more »

  • September 13, 2016

    A Conversation With Pedrito Martínez: Part Two

    Cuban master musician Pedrito Martínez talks about his career playing jazz, pop and original music, and sacred regla de ocha ceremonies in New York City. Produced and hosted by Ned Sublette with Kenneth Schweitzer [Distributed 9/13/2016]

  • September 6, 2016

    A Conversation With Pedrito Martínez: Part One

    Pedrito Martínez, the superstar New York-based percussionist and vocalist, talks with Ned Sublette and drum scholar Kenneth Schweitzer about how he got started in sacred and popular music in Havana, Cuba. Produced and hosted by Ned Sublette [Distributed 9/06/2016] (Photo … Read more »

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