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  • 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 »

  • review October 6, 2015


    This is Cheikh Lô’s fifth album since he burst onto the international scene in 1996 with Ne La Thiass. That release introduced an impressive new artist with a highly personal fusion of fiery, percussive Senegalese mbalax pop, cool Afro-Latin grooves, … Read more »

  • interview August 25, 2015

    Latin Soul Murder Mystery: Geko Jones on Ralfi Pagan

    Geko Jones is a New York-based DJ, who, along with Uproot Andy, hosts the monthly Que Bajo?! dance party at The Wick in Brooklyn. For much of Geko’s career, he has mixed vintage Afro-Latin tracks with electronic production. For his … Read more »

  • blog June 29, 2015

    Afro-Latino Festival in New York

    Adding to the embarrassment of riches that is New York City’s summer music programming is the third annual Afro-Latino Festival, a three-day series of concerts and events held in various locations throughout the city, kicking off Fri., July 10. The rich … 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 »

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