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  • 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 »

  • review June 4, 2013

    Jumbie in the Jukebox

    Jumbie in the Jukebox is the second album by Kobo Town, a band led by Trinidadian-Canadian songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Drew Gonsalves.  While the album is clearly influenced by a variety of genres that includes hip-hop and reggae, its roots are … Read more »

  • blog November 9, 2012

    Bailan los parranderos!

    Wake up n’ get out of bed! The parranderos are here to serenade us! Living in Trinidad and Tobago in the early 1970s, you may have fallen the not-so-unlucky victim of parang, a semi-seasonal activity in which groups of musicians … Read more »

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