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  • program October 13, 2016

    Africa in Matanzas, Cuba: El Almacén is Walking

    Matanzas, Cuba has long been regarded as the source (la fuente) of many rich Afro-Cuban folkloric traditions. These ceremonial and secular Afro-Cuban musics are, for the most part, alive and well, and being documented for the first time by Matanceros … Read more »

  • feature March 24, 2016

    Video Feature: Africa in Matanzas, Cuba–El Almacén is Walking

    Here are videos of some of the artists featured in our “Africa in Matanzas, Cuba: El Almacén is Walking” program. Los Matanceros Grupo Rumbata de Camaguey Rumbata Live in Concert! Contienda Congo Palera Bira Montaña Grupo Afrocuba de Matanzas Batarumba … Read more »

  • interview March 24, 2016

    Interview With Liliam Cedeño

    Harris Eisenstadt: Thank you for speaking with me. Could you please introduce yourself and your role in the collective? Liliam Cedeño: My name is Liliam Cedeño and I am the director of everything that entails visual art with El Almacén. … Read more »

  • review April 6, 2015

    Lost and Found

    Well, they did it: The product of accidental visa problems for Malian musicians in France, the Buena Vista Social Club has at last ended the animosity between Cuba and the United States and now the band is entitled to its … Read more »

  • review March 5, 2015

    Ibeyi

    The new self-titled record by Ibeyi never stops reminding you of its potential. The twin sisters behind the group, Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Diaz, chose the moniker the Yoruba word for twins, and fittingly, Yoruba culture is the rhythmic ground from … Read more »

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