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  • blog January 5, 2017

    AfroJam: Jan. 7 at Mist in NYC

    This Sat., Jan. 7, Mist, on West 116th St. in Manhattan, is hosting a lineup of up-and-coming artists from Africa and the diaspora as part of the AfroJam Music Conference. Doors open at 7 p.m. The evening’s lineup reaches from … Read more »

  • botb November 20, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Zouk, Part Two–The Magic of Kassav’

    The groundbreaking group known as Kassav’, primarily made up of musicians from the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, created a music revolution that had repercussions all around the world. In this in-depth report from The Beat in 1986, … Read more »

  • blog June 22, 2016

    Brooklyn’s International African Arts Festival, July 1-4

    Now in its 45th year, the International African Arts Festival is a consistent staple in the Brooklyn summer calendar. This annual edition, presented July 1-4, remains true to the organizers’ roots in their local community, with four days of music, … Read more »

  • interview June 18, 2015

    Worldwide Disco Fever: Cultures of Soul’s Jeff Swallom

    Cultures of Soul has been the source of some of our favorite international disco compilations recently, providing much-needed focus on incredible music of the ’70s and ’80s from places as far ranging as São Paulo, Guadeloupe and Mumbai. We recently reviewed … Read more »

  • blog August 26, 2014

    Field Report: Highlights From the 2014 Gwoka Festival in Guadeloupe

    Guadeloupe–like most of its island neighbors in the Caribbean–has a long and difficult history of colonial conquests, slavery, and embedded African cultural traditions. (For more, check out our Hip Deep program “The French Caribbean: Cosmopolitan, Colonial, Complicated.” The musical traditions … Read more »

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