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  • blog September 28, 2016

    Ticket Giveaway: Felabration 2016 at Nublu

    We’re super excited for this year’s official New York edition of Felabration, the annual party honoring the musical and cultural legacy of the one and only Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The date of the show, Oct. 15, marks what would have … Read more »

  • blog August 18, 2016

    Featured Artists: Colombia in NYC

    Gregorio Uribe Gregorio Uribe has made a name for himself in NYC leading a big band, performing mostly his original music. Check out the video for the title track from the big band’s debut album, Cumbia Universal featuring Rubén Blades: Lately Gregorio has … Read more »

  • program August 18, 2016

    Colombia in NYC

    New York City is home to a diverse community of Colombian musicians and groups who create in a wide range of traditional, popular and experimental music styles for diasporic communities and beyond. Our “Colombia in NYC” program takes us from … Read more »

  • blog July 27, 2016

    Photo Essay: Femi Kuti and Bombino at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

    A mighty pair took the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn stage in Prospect Park last Saturday, July 23: Nigerian Afrobeat heir Femi Kuti, and Tuareg rocker Bombino, from Agadez, Niger. The two West African stars rocked a packed house, the expansive bandshell … Read more »

  • botb July 26, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Femi Kuti, Part Two

    In 1995, Femi Kuti was very much the new kid on the block. He had his own band, but was still playing in the very long shadow of his father, Fela. When this comprehensive interview by The Beat’s peripatetic scholar/journalist … Read more »

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