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  • blog January 12, 2017

    Daymé Arocena at the Highline Ballroom

    All photos by Sebastian Bouknight. For a full gallery of photos, scroll to the bottom. Daymé Arocena and her band turned up the temperature at the Highline Ballroom on a frigid Manhattan evening last week. Their first concert of the … Read more »

  • 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 »

  • blog September 20, 2016

    Sendero/El Almacén: Cuban Record Label and Arts Collective Looks to Expand Its Horizons

    When we last visited with Sendero/El Almacén, the Matanzas-based Cuban record label and arts collective, in March 2016, we learned about their activities documenting vibrant Afro-Cuban folkloric music. We spoke with label and collective cofounder Luis Bran, who detailed the … Read more »

  • blog August 1, 2016

    Field Report: Nuits D’Afrique Festival Celebrates 30 Years

    In 1987, Lamine Touré, owner of the 150-seat Club Balattou (which derives from bal à tous, roughly translated as “dance for everyone”), organized several nights of concerts and dubbed it “Festival Nuits d’Afrique.” “The recipe for success was already there, … Read more »

  • interview June 23, 2016

    Abraham Rodriguez Discusses New Group, Okonkolo

    Abraham Rodriguez’s combination of soulful voice and skillful delivery has made him one of the most sought-after musicians in the salsa and folkloric scenes. He has been touring for over 20 years and has worked with renowned artists such as … Read more »

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