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  • botb December 6, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Rapso From Trinidad and Tobago

    This new edition of “Best of The Beat” from volume 12 #2, 1993, accompanies and offers background for a new Afropop podcast, “Soundin’ Like Weself,” produced by Jake Hochberger, on the subject of the Caribbean music genre known as rapso, … Read more »

  • blog September 30, 2016

    Sounds of Carnival 2016 Playlist

    For anyone who spent this past Labor Day on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, NY, you’ll definitely recognize some of these tunes. During the West Indian Day Parade, the most popular Caribbean hits of the year thunder nonstop from massive tractor-trailer sound systems … Read more »

  • program September 29, 2016

    Carnival In Brooklyn

    Every September, millions of people celebrate Carnival in Brooklyn. From the pre-dawn J’ouvert bacchanal in the streets, to the intense Panorama steel pan competition, to the massive Labor Day Parade on Eastern Parkway, Central Brooklyn is transformed into a Caribbean … Read more »

  • blog September 29, 2016

    Photo Essay: Steel Pan in Brooklyn

    During the last couple of weeks of August, producer Morgan Greenstreet and I spent many evenings in the panyards of Brooklyn. We watched as the steel bands perfected their complex arrangements for Panorama, the annual steel band competition held at the Brooklyn Museum … Read more »

  • program September 1, 2016

    Sounds Like Brooklyn

    At Afropop, we have gone far and wide, from Brazil to England to Madagascar to Egypt, tracking down incredible music to bring back home to our headquarters in Brooklyn. For our newest program, “Sounds Like Brooklyn,” we stay closer to … Read more »

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