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  • 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 »

  • interview March 24, 2016

    Luis Bran Interview

    The interviews, with Sendero/El Almacén co-principals Luis Bran and Liliam Cedeño, were conducted Jan. 15, 2016, at Luis’ home in Matanzas, Cuba. I spent two and a half weeks there studying Matanzas-style batá drumming with Idalberto (Puchito) Pérez, the musical … Read more »

  • viv February 23, 2016

    Voices in Vinyl: Matanzas—A Story in Afro-Cuban Culture

    I crossed Customs’ hypnotic thick-hipped women laced in fishnets, and entered a tropical sensuality that hummed in neon accents. Sandwiched between offensively hip New Yorkers, a batch of awkward middle-aged Chinese hippies and a six-toed Scandinavian adventurer, I let my … Read more »

  • interview February 12, 2016

    Kenneth Schweitzer Talks to Ned Sublette

    I met Dr. Kenneth Schweitzer in 2010 when I was in residence at Washington College in Chestertown, MD, where he is presently (February 2016) chair of the music department. Ken is a specialist in what to me is the great … Read more »

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