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  • botb March 8, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Emeline Michel and Women Artists of Haiti

    In recognition of Women’s History Month, and also noting the recent appearance of Haitian singer Emeline Michel in Brooklyn at the globalFEST Creole Carnival, this edition of “Best of The Beat” brings you a feature from 2000 on Ms. Michel, … Read more »

  • program December 3, 2015

    Stocking Stuffers 2015

    Tuareg blues, Angelique Kidjo with a symphony orchestra, the return of Les Ambassadeurs and Kandia Kouyate of Mali. New sounds from Zambia and Nigeria, and classic ones from Senegal, Colombia, Zimbabwe and the Dominican Republic. These are just a few … Read more »

  • blog May 5, 2015

    Que Bajo?! Barrioteca: An Introduction

    Geko Jones is a New York-based DJ known for his ability to blend older, more folkloric records with the latest dance-floor trends; we featured him a few years back in our episode on accomplished crate-diggers. With Uproot Andy, he’s half of … Read more »

  • program 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 »

  • blog January 30, 2015

    Trance Video Playlist

    Our show “The Nature of Trance” explores music from trance ceremonies throughout Africa and its diaspora. Below, check out a trance video playlist, made to accompany the  the program. It features a tarab performance by A.J. Racy and the National … Read more »

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