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  • blog July 12, 2017

    Totó La Momposina and Mariachi Flor de Toloache: Live in Central Park

    Sat., July 8 posed a tough choice for the Afropop team in New York. Chronixx, Chop and Quench and Laoulu NYC were presiding over a reggae-Afrobeat bash at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park. Meanwhile, uptown Colombian and Mexican New Yorkers … Read more »

  • hip-deep May 11, 2017

    La Bamba: The Afro-Mexican Story

    Much has been made of Mexico’s rich Spanish and indigenous heritage, but until recently, there’s been little talk of Mexico’s so-called “Third Root”:  Africa. Africans came to Mexico with the Spanish as soldiers and slaves – so many that by … Read more »

  • hip-deep November 10, 2016

    The Cumbia Diaspora: From Colombia to the World

    Move over salsa and merengue–cumbia is the most popular music in Latin America. Today, cumbia is played from the borderlands of Texas down the spine of the Andes to the tip of Tierra del Fuego. In this Hip Deep edition, … Read more »

  • viv July 7, 2016

    Voices in Vinyl: Music in Merida, Mexico

    My Merida was destined to be a romance. Seated on a stiff sofa in my hotel library, I looked up to walls lined with perfect white paper-covered books, the value of their contents less on display than an inference of … Read more »

  • interview May 26, 2016

    Interview: Going Places with Herb Alpert

    Herb Alpert will have a 10-day residency at The Carlyle from May 31 to June 11. In honor of this, we’re republishing this 2015 interview. Not long ago, I was walking down a street in Brooklyn and noticed a local … Read more »

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