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  • hip-deep December 1, 2016

    The Money Show

    Every day, money changes hands in Ghanaian cedi, South African rand, and Brazilian real as music is created, traded, performed, purchased and pirated. In this episode we look at the business side of African music, through a series of vignettes … 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 18, 2016

    Photo Essay: Afro-Latino Festival 2016

    The weekend may have been cloudy but the Afro-Latino Festival, which took place July 8-10 at Bed-Stuy’s Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn, shone bright and vibrant. In its fourth edition, the festival hosted a potpourri of DJs, musicians, artisans and great … Read more »

  • blog May 26, 2016

    Premiere: M.A.K.U. Soundsystem “De Barrio”

    M.A.K.U. Soundsystem is a bold, powerful group of musicians, mostly from Colombia, based in New York. Their new album Mezcla (reviewed right here) comes out Fri., May 27 on Glitterbeat Records. Listen to our premiere of “De Barrio,” a beautiful, slow-burning … Read more »

  • review May 24, 2016

    Mezcla

    Mezcla is an unruly album both by design and default, and that is just as it should be. After several years and four albums, New York-based M.A.K.U. Soundsystem decided to record live in the studio in order to capture the … Read more »

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