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  • botb February 11, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Afro-Cuba: Salsa and Santeria

    This week’s installment of “Best of The Beat on Afropop” brings you the story of an extraordinary journey in search of African roots in Cuban music and culture. Ron Sakolsky’s travelogue, “Havana Moon: Discovering Cuba’s African Heritage,” takes us back … Read more »

  • review June 21, 2015

    Amara Touré 1973​-​1980

    “Latin music, is it really foreign to us Africans? I don’t think so. Listen to the drums, to the rhythm. It all seems very close to us–it feels like it’s our own culture.” –Amara Touré In his recent review of … 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 »

  • interview June 14, 2012

    Toumani Diabate, Bassekou Kouyate, Djelimady Tounkara on Crisis in Mali

    Three legends of Mande griot music in Mali discuss the crisis that has befallen their country in 2012. Read more »

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