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  • hip-deep December 10, 2015

    Riqueza del Barrio: Puerto Rican Music in the United States

    Once Puerto Ricans became U.S. citizens in 1917, El Barrio sprang up in New York. By the 1930s, they were the dominant Latin group in the city. Tito Puente, born on 110th St. in 1923, was the first important Latin … Read more »

  • interview March 18, 2015

    “We Like It Like That”: A Definitive Boogaloo Documentary

    Mathew Ramirez Warren thought he just going to write a magazine piece about Johnny Colón, but now, five years later, he’s heading to Texas to premiere his feature-length documentary at the South by Southwest music conference. Rather than just covering one … Read more »

  • interview December 2, 2014

    A Conversation with Juan Flores on Puerto Rican Music in the U.S.

    Juan Flores–scholar, mentor, author,  pioneer of Puerto Rican studies, living encyclopedia, and friend–passed away suddenly after a short illness on Dec. 2, 2014. At the time of his death, Juan Flores was professor of social and cultural analysis at New York … Read more »

  • program February 21, 2013


    We honor the late Joe Cuba with this encore portrait of Bugalú, produced for Afropop Worldwide by Ned Sublette. Bugalú is the Spanish spelling of “Boogaloo,” and was also known as “Latin soul.” It hit the scene in 1966 with … Read more »

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