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  • botb February 26, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: The Exodus of the Garifuna

    Who are the Garifunas? You may have heard the distinctive music of the late Andy Palacio or Aurelio Martinez without knowing about the unique history, roots and culture that produced it. A black ethnic group that originated in the late … Read more »

  • blog May 26, 2016

    Premiere: M.A.K.U. Soundsystem “De Barrio”

    M.A.K.U. Soundsystem is a bold, powerful group of musicians, mostly from Colombia, based in New York. Their new album Mezcla (reviewed right here) comes out Fri., May 27 on Glitterbeat Records. Listen to our premiere of “De Barrio,” a beautiful, slow-burning … Read more »

  • review May 24, 2016

    Mezcla

    Mezcla is an unruly album both by design and default, and that is just as it should be. After several years and four albums, New York-based M.A.K.U. Soundsystem decided to record live in the studio in order to capture the … Read more »

  • blog January 15, 2014

    globalFEST 2014 in Photos

    We had a great time at this year’s globalFEST, enjoying about a month’s worth of outstanding concerts in the span of a couple of hours. Check a few photos of the night’s festivities taken by Afropop senior editor Banning Eyre- … Read more »

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