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  • blog May 14, 2015

    Chicano Batman: Five Tropical Inspirations

    Listening to Chicano Batman is an unmistakable experience. Soulful and organ-heavy, the group plays like they’re covering a set of top-10 pop hits you’ve never heard. To better explain how the band developed their sound, we got Carlos Arévalo, the group’s guitarist, to share … Read more »

  • blog April 15, 2015

    Five SummerStage 2015 Highlights!

    SummerStage, the massive annual summer-long series of concerts, film screenings, dance performances and spoken word recitals that take place throughout New York, has now released its 2015 lineup, and there is plenty to be excited about. Here are some of … Read more »

  • interview March 18, 2015

    “Sound System Music”: Lucas Silva and Palenque Records

     Few labels in recent years have done more to recover and share the glories of Colombian popular music than Palenque Records. We recently asked them to put together a mix for our podcast. To accompany that mix, producer Sam Backer … Read more »

  • blog January 16, 2015

    GlobalFEST 2015 Photo Essay

    As always seems to be the case, the 2015 edition of globalFEST was a major curatorial success, mixing crowd-pleasing newcomers, veteran performers, and everything in between. The Afropop team was there in force, and while the group consensus is that … Read more »

  • blog December 2, 2014

    Live Pirañas! As Scary as It Sounds…

    It sounds like how ants crawling under your skin feel. Sometimes it sounds like if there was a HAL computer on George Clinton’s mothership, and then it went crazy and tried to kill the crew, and then it was shutting … Read more »

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