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  • blog May 31, 2017

    From Baby Steps To Giant Strides: The Dawn Drake Story

    Dawn Drake is an active musician in New York, with over 15 years of experience. She is a bass player, percussionist, singer/songwriter and bandleader of her “global funk” ensemble, Dawn Drake and ZapOte, which is known to blend different genres … Read more »

  • interview March 9, 2017

    Strength, Perseverance and Humanism: An Interview with Daymé Arocena

    After two years of extensive and well-received international touring, Cuban rising star Daymé Arocena returns with her second album, Cubafonía. The record sees the 25-year old singer, composer, arranger, choir director and band leader as strong as ever, as she turns her focus … Read more »

  • review December 1, 2016

    Heritage

    Richard Bona’s music is as well-traveled as the man himself. For his latest record, Heritage, the New Yorker-by-way-of-Paris-and-Cameroon plays with a group called Mandekan Cubano. The album, released by Quincy Jones’ Qwest Records, explores the verdant and vast world of … Read more »

  • blog August 10, 2016

    Album Preview: Richard Bona’s Heritage

    Richard Bona, the Cameroonian singer, songwriter and bass player, will release a new album, Heritage, in the U.S. on Sept. 16, promoted by a U.S. tour starting in Boston on Sept. 2 and ending in Seattle Sept. 21. Described by … Read more »

  • blog March 23, 2016

    Daymé Arocena, Cuba’s Nueva Ola Afro-Caribbean

    This past Monday, March 21, New York witnessed a legend in the making as the Afro-Latino Festival and Subrosa presented charismatic songstress Daymé Arocena. Daymé embodied exactly what it means to be a musical child of the Americas. Her scatted … Read more »

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