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  • blog December 7, 2016

    Bilal at the Highline Ballroom

    Bilal at Highline Ballroom   Produced By Jill Newman Productions Photo credit: Antoine Braxton If music is a continent and its genres are territories upon it, defined by lines in the dirt, Bilal is the storm that thunders across them all, unconcerned … Read more »

  • blog December 5, 2016

    New Series: Afropop’s Fresh Cuts

    These days, all it takes is a laptop, a microphone, some software, maybe a MIDI keyboard, and competence with social media to get your music out into the world. To some, this has cheapened contemporary music, allowing crisp production and … Read more »

  • blog November 28, 2016

    Bilal at the Highline Ballroom Nov. 30

    New Yorkers be aware: Bilal is making an appearance at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan this Wednesday, Nov. 30. The Philadelphia-born, New York-based singer is a singular presence in the contemporary soul/r&b/hip-hop scene, employing his kaleidoscopic voice in gorgeous solo … Read more »

  • closeups August 9, 2016

    Haitian Radio on American Airwaves

    On one stretch of Nostrand Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn, there’s a Haitian radio station on every block—Radio Soleil, Radyo Panou, Radio Triomphe—each broadcasting the sounds of Kreyol conversations and konpa music. Haitian immigrants have brought a deep love of radio … Read more »

  • blog July 24, 2014

    Chronixx Makes U.S. TV Debut on The Tonight Show

    Jamaican roots reggae artist Chronixx guested on the July 22 broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, his impressive performance marking his U.S. television debut. The 21-year-old’s fame has been steadily on the rise since the release of his … Read more »

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