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  • blog November 20, 2015

    Adios Vallenato Legend Calixto Ochoa

    Calixto Ochoa, the legendary vallenato singer, accordionist and composer, passed away on Nov. 18 at his home in Sincelejo, Colombia, at the age of 81. Born in the village of Valencia de Jesus in northern Colombia, Ochoa rose to popularity … Read more »

  • blog November 12, 2015

    Thirteenth Annual GlobalFEST Set For Sun., Jan. 17, 2016

    If 13’s so unlucky, how does the next globalFEST look so good? In its baker’s dozen-eth iteration, the festival/showcase will be filling New York’s Webster Hall with a bounty of 12 artists—some making their American debut—spread across three stages on … Read more »

  • interview August 25, 2015

    Latin Soul Murder Mystery: Geko Jones on Ralfi Pagan

    Geko Jones is a New York-based DJ, who, along with Uproot Andy, hosts the monthly Que Bajo?! dance party at The Wick in Brooklyn. For much of Geko’s career, he has mixed vintage Afro-Latin tracks with electronic production. For his … Read more »

  • blog July 29, 2015

    Bomba Estereo at the Highline Ballroom

    Bomba Estereo, the maverick roots-rock-electronica act from Colombia, is back in the U.S. this summer, promoting their fine new CD, Amanacer. Afropop’s Banning Eyre caught up with the band at the Highline Ballroom in New York on July 17. Stay … Read more »

  • blog July 15, 2015

    Summer Festivals Around the Continent

    Summer concert season is in full swing here in New York and you can look back at our “Summer Concert Selects” for a full list of great shows happening in the area this summer. The rest of our continent has its own … Read more »

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