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  • 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 »

  • review March 22, 2016

    Supernatural Love

    This Afro-Colombian roots pop outfit, cofounded in 1996 by British DJ and producer Richard Blair, made its mark pioneering the electro-cumbia movement. That has proven a rich vein over the years, inspiring some of the most satisfying and unconventional dance … Read more »

  • blog July 15, 2015

    Summer Festivals Around the Continent

    Summer concert season is in full swing here in New York and you can look back at our “Summer Concert Selects” for a full list of great shows happening in the area this summer. The rest of our continent has its own … Read more »

  • blog November 13, 2014

    Afropop Premiere: Mónica Giraldo and Totó La Momposina Sing “Así Lo Canto Yo”

    Afropop is thrilled to present the American video premiere for “Así Lo Canto Yo,” a collaboration between two generations of Colombian singers. Mónica Giraldo is a Berklee College graduate who returned home to Bogotá to study Afro-Colombian tradition. She is … Read more »

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