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  • April 24, 2015

    Music in A Changing Cuba

    What’s up in Havana besides tourism? Ned Sublette, who recently traveled to Cuba for Billboard magazine, talks with Sean Barlow about the present moment in the fast-changing music capital. Timba from Havana D’Primera, jazz/son by Pancho and Daniel Amat, and … Read more »

  • April 16, 2015

    Benin Roots Alive!

    In this program, we follow producer Morgan Greenstreet on a musical tour of Benin’s roots-pop music and Afro-jazz, while exploring the deep cultural and spiritual traditions that inspire contemporary musicians. We will visit a midnight album launch party for a … Read more »

  • April 10, 2015

    Sahel Sounds: Modern Music from Mali

    Working closely with Christopher Kirkley, the writer and recordist behind the Sahel Sounds Blog and label, we will me the newest generation of musicians from Mali. With their possibilities transformed by technology and their musical tastes reshaped by an exposure … Read more »

  • April 3, 2015

    Bachata Takeover: From the Bronx to the World

    While bachata may have originated in the Dominican Republic, its growth in popularity over the past 10 years is not rooted within the shores of the small Caribbean nation but in the outer boroughs of New York City. It was … Read more »

  • March 26, 2015

    Africa in America: Ladies’ Edition

    Afropop’s occasional series on African music made in America continues with a focus on three remarkable women. Marie Daulne, founder of the genre-bending vocal group Zap Mama, collaborates with New York Afrobeat band Antibalas, and we hear them live in … Read more »

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