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  • blog July 18, 2016

    Photo Essay: Afro-Latino Festival 2016

    The weekend may have been cloudy but the Afro-Latino Festival, which took place July 8-10 at Bed-Stuy’s Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn, shone bright and vibrant. In its fourth edition, the festival hosted a potpourri of DJs, musicians, artisans and great … Read more »

  • program December 3, 2014

    Stocking Stuffers 2014

    It’s an annual Afropop ritual! Georges Collinet and Banning Eyre sift through all the great new music from Africa and its diasporas released during the year, and attempt to summarize it in one hour. An impossible task, but always good … Read more »

  • review October 9, 2014


    The leading light of Garifuna music has come home to roost. After his adventurous 2011 release Laru Beya—for which he traveled to Senegal and recorded with West African musicians—Aurelio understood anew that his strength as a musician lay in his … Read more »

  • blog October 19, 2012

    Folkways Playlist: Latino Music Initiative

    Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, the nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution, has generously shared a cluster of most righteous tracks via their SoundCloud in observance of the recently concluded National Hispanic Heritage month (15 Sept-15 Oct). We at Afropop share … Read more »

  • interview February 17, 2011

    Aurelio Martinez, 2011

    Aurelio Martinez–these days, just Aurelio–has been a major figure in Central American Garifuna music for decades.  The Garifuna descend from escaped African slaves and Caribbean natives.  They trace their origins to an 18th century shipwreck of the island of St. … Read more »

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