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  • blog August 4, 2017

    Nuits d’Afrique 2017 Wraps Up

    All photos by the author. Cameroonian saxophonist and living legend, Manu Dibango, told North Country Public Radio that the most important African music festival “isn’t in New York or Paris or London, it’s here in Montreal.” He was, of course, … Read more »

  • blog January 19, 2017

    Field Report: Afrojam Music Conference 2017

    Élage Diouf. All photos via Afrojam’s Facebook Things got funky Uptown Saturday night, as Afrojam, an up-and-coming booking company in New York, presented a solid lineup of musicians from Africa and the African diaspora. It seems like every big music event … Read more »

  • hip-deep September 15, 2016

    The French Caribbean–Cosmopolitan, Colonial, Complicated

    In the music of the French Antilles – the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe – you can hear influences that range from the traditional béle and gwo ka drumming of the islands’ rural communities, to European additions like polka and French … Read more »

  • blog July 18, 2013

    Paris DJs Soundsystem – West Indies Vintage Funk Vol.2

    This mix of vintage funk from the West Indies from Paris DJs Soundsystem comes just in time for the summer heat wave hitting NYC! We feel right at home with these funky Caribbean tunes.  Following-up on Loik‘s first volume – published more than … Read more »

  • interview January 7, 2010

    Interview: Brenda Berrian on Music and Culture in the French Caribbean- PART 2

    Professor Brenda Berrian of the University of Pittsburgh first grooved to French Caribbean music while a graduate student doing research in France in the early 1970s, and hasn’t shaken the addiction since. In fact, she has become a foremost scholar of the … Read more »

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