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  • program February 16, 2017

    Carnival In Brooklyn

    Every September, millions of people celebrate Carnival in Brooklyn. From the pre-dawn J’ouvert bacchanal in the streets, to the intense Panorama steel pan competition, to the massive Labor Day Parade on Eastern Parkway, central Brooklyn is transformed into a Caribbean … Read more »

  • botb February 14, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Dem Talk About Marcus Garvey–The Rootsman Meets the Professor

    By now, you probably know that every day is Black History Month at Afropop. So in this timely edition of “Best of The Beat,” we bring you an interview conducted by The Beat’s founding father, Roger Steffens, on his “Reggae … Read more »

  • blog February 8, 2017

    Photo Essay: J Boog Live in Brooklyn

    When J Boog shows up, he does it big. When you walk past two massive tour trucks idling on the curb before making your way into a packed club on a cold evening, you know you’re in for the real … Read more »

  • botb February 6, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Bob Marley’s Mento Roots

    What is mento? (No, it’s not an after-dinner mint or chewing gum.) Mento is Jamaican folk music that predates ska and reggae. Ska emerged in 1950s, but mento has been documented all the way back to the 1920s. The sound … Read more »

  • program February 2, 2017

    Two Lions: Bunny Wailer and Hakim

    On this program we survey the careers of two giants within their genres. Bunny Wailer is the last surviving member of the original Bob Marley and the Wailers trio. Right up to his 2016 tour, where we met him, this … Read more »

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