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  • blog September 25, 2015

    Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Super Ape Tour Coming to Brooklyn

    Back in July, we wrote about the Kickstarter campaign to supply dub legend Lee “Scratch” Perry with a giant inflatable gorilla for his tour in commemoration of the classic Super Ape album. Luckily, the campaign was a success and the giant gorilla … Read more »

  • blog September 16, 2015

    ¡Globalquerque! Festival Returns For 11th Year

    The 11th annual ¡Globalquerque! festival takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sept. 25-26. The spectacular lineup this year includes the legendary Malian griot Kassé Mady Diabaté, Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Orlando Julius, Honduran Garifuna singer Aurelio Martinez, Congo-Angolan rumba, soukous and salsa singer Ricardo Lemvo … Read more »

  • hip-deep September 3, 2015

    Dread Inna Inglan: How the U.K. Took to Reggae

    Jamaican music journeyed to England in the ‘60s when immigrants from the island flocked to the U.K. in search of jobs and a better life. But as racism, unemployment and poor living conditions developed in the ’70s, a new generation … Read more »

  • blog August 31, 2015

    West Indian Carnival Coming to New York!

    New York’s West Indian Carnival celebration gets underway this week. Like many places around the world (Brazil, New Orleans, Haiti and Trinidad have some particularly memorable traditions of their own) New York’s Carnival is an annual opportunity to transgress the … Read more »

  • blog August 17, 2015

    Popcaan: “Weed Is My Best Friend”

    Not content to just be a part of one of the best songs of the summer, the exuberant life-affirming “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” with Jamie XX and Young Thug, Popcaan has now blessed us with the summer’s most joyful … Read more »

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