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  • hip-deep May 11, 2017

    La Bamba: The Afro-Mexican Story

    Much has been made of Mexico’s rich Spanish and indigenous heritage, but until recently, there’s been little talk of Mexico’s so-called “Third Root”:  Africa. Africans came to Mexico with the Spanish as soldiers and slaves – so many that by … Read more »

  • blog November 19, 2014

    Fandango! Conjunto Tenocelomeh Live

    We just came across this killer live set on Soundcloud, and couldn’t help but share it. For those who don’t know, son jarocho is a fast-paced, high-energy Afro-Mexican music originally from Veracruz, a Mexican state on the Gulf. We explored the … Read more »

  • video March 1, 2013

    Afropop In Mexico: Keepers of the Chilena

    The first installment in our “Afropop in Mexico” video series follows the story of Eulalio Gallardo and his teenage sons, who are working to keep waning Afro-Mexican musical traditions alive in the Costa Chica region. Video produced by Nina Macintosh … Read more »

  • interview February 28, 2013

    Historian Ben Vinson III on Afro-Mexican History

    Ben Vinson III is a historian at Johns Hopkins University and perhaps the world’s leading scholar on Afro-Mexican history. He has published several books about Afro-Mexicans, including Bearing Arms for His Majesty: The Free-Colored Militia in Colonial Mexico (Stanford, 2001), … Read more »

  • blog February 25, 2013

    Afro-Mexico Road Trip #2: The Chilena

    Afropop Producers Marlon Bishop and Nina Macintosh spent two weeks driving around Mexico in search of Afro-Mexican musical heritage, in research for an epic Afropop “Hip Deep” radio documentary on the subject. We’re posting missives from their journey here. To … Read more »

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