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  • blog September 1, 2016

    Dispatch From Haiti: A Fét Champét With Klass

    Take a look at the two schedules pictured above—both showing dates in the month of August—and you will see some similarities. The one on the left shows Port Salut on Aug. 5, just a day after the same listing on … Read more »

  • blog August 29, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Haiti 101, Part Three–Tabou Combo

    This edition of “Best of The Beat” is inspired by the upcoming free concert by the legendary Haitian band Tabou Combo at New York’s Lincoln Center on Thurs., Sept. 1. The feature story by eminent ethnomusicologist and Haitian music authority … Read more »

  • blog August 26, 2016

    Free Concert by Haiti’s Superstars Tabou Combo at Lincoln Center!

    As our recent features on compas history and Kreyól radio should have made clear, Haiti is never too far from our sight here at Afropop. So with summer winding down, we’re more than excited to hear that fabled groovers Tabou … Read more »

  • botb August 16, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Haiti 101, Part Two–Compas! Compas! Compas!

    The second installment of The Beat’s in-depth introduction to the popular music of Haiti surveys the tidal wave of activity coming from a new generation of youth bands, called mini-jazz, in the 1960s through the early ‘80s, when the advent … Read more »

  • review April 14, 2016

    Wa Di Yo

    Formed after Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake, Lakou Mizik is a multigenerational band that’s something of a celebration of Haiti itself. Spanning their country’s geographic borders, as well as its considerable musical breadth, Wa Di Yo, Lakou Mizik’s debut album for … Read more »

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