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  • blog September 20, 2016

    Sendero/El Almacén: Cuban Record Label and Arts Collective Looks to Expand Its Horizons

    When we last visited with Sendero/El Almacén, the Matanzas-based Cuban record label and arts collective, in March 2016, we learned about their activities documenting vibrant Afro-Cuban folkloric music. We spoke with label and collective cofounder Luis Bran, who detailed the … Read more »

  • closeups 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]

  • closeups 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 »

  • interview September 6, 2016

    A Home Visit with Cuban Music Master Pedrito Martinez

      In 2013, Afropop Worldwide staff writer Morgan Greenstreet visited with Cuban master percussionist/singer Pedrito Martinez in his home in breezy Union City, NJ, just across the Lincoln Tunnel from Manhattan. Pedrito was a welcoming host, introducing our writer to … Read more »

  • blog August 10, 2016

    Album Preview: Richard Bona’s Heritage

    Richard Bona, the Cameroonian singer, songwriter and bass player, will release a new album, Heritage, in the U.S. on Sept. 16, promoted by a U.S. tour starting in Boston on Sept. 2 and ending in Seattle Sept. 21. Described by … Read more »

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