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  • blog June 23, 2017

    Latin Alternative Music Conference 2017

    Marking its 18th year, the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) is returning to New York this summer for a series of concerts and panels. LAMC aims to redefine the perceptions that people have regarding Latin music, opening their arms to … Read more »

  • botb February 26, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: The Exodus of the Garifuna

    Who are the Garifunas? You may have heard the distinctive music of the late Andy Palacio or Aurelio Martinez without knowing about the unique history, roots and culture that produced it. A black ethnic group that originated in the late … Read more »

  • interview February 17, 2011

    Aurelio Martinez, 2011

    Aurelio Martinez–these days, just Aurelio–has been a major figure in Central American Garifuna music for decades.  The Garifuna descend from escaped African slaves and Caribbean natives.  They trace their origins to an 18th century shipwreck of the island of St. … Read more »

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