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  • botb February 27, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago

    It’s Carnival time all around the world, with lavish annual celebrations in New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro and Port of Spain, Trinidad and elsewhere, culminating this year on Feb. 28. The Beat covered the music of the 1993 Carnival in … Read more »

  • blog January 30, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. Three

    This is the third feature in a series we’re calling “Fresh Cuts.” It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists and everything in between. Today we’ve got, among other things, rhymes and … Read more »

  • blog July 5, 2016

    New Podcast Series: Afropop Closeups

    We are very excited to announce the launch of our new podcast series, Afropop Closeups, bringing poignant and provocative stories from the African planet to listeners. These succinct podcasts, substantially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, feature the … Read more »

  • blog February 11, 2014

    Suns of Dub Salute Sly & Robbie

    Suns of Dub’s new Journey to Baltimore EP unites several generations of reggae and dub, both on record and in tribute. The EP contains three versions of the same riddim, a dub version of “Baltimore,” the Randy Newman cover that … Read more »

  • blog January 6, 2014

    Machel Montano and Major Lazer release “SoundBang”

      Say what you will about Diplo, but the culture-mashing juggernaut has never had anything but excellent taste in collaborators, a trait that has defined his dancehall work under the Major Lazer moniker. After pulling in top names from Jamaica … Read more »

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