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  • blog June 29, 2016

    Photo Essay: ¡Cubanismo! and Ricardo Lemvo at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

    Cuban band ¡Cubanismo! and Congolese vocalist Ricardo Lemvo performed at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell on July 24 to an enthusiastic crowd. Lemvo was backed by a kind of supergroup formed of key members of his band … Read more »

  • blog June 9, 2016

    Voodoo To Go Festival in Photos

    The Voodoo To Go Festival was a colorful and joyful three-day journey from Togo to Haiti to Suriname, without ever leaving one small concert hall in Utrecht, Netherlands. As you’re listening to Afropop’s Voodoo To Go Festival show, check out … Read more »

  • review April 6, 2015

    Lost and Found

    Well, they did it: The product of accidental visa problems for Malian musicians in France, the Buena Vista Social Club has at last ended the animosity between Cuba and the United States and now the band is entitled to its … Read more »

  • blog April 3, 2015

    Fela’s First Tracks and Other Wonders of Soundway’s Highlife Comp

    Young musicians of the world: Relax! Even the singular force of nature that would become Fela Kuti took a while to find his sound. A pair of Fela’s earliest recordings, made in London in 1960, with his bands the Highlife … Read more »

  • video June 21, 2014

    Video Playlist: Bebo Valdés

    Bebo Valdés, who died March 22, 2013 at the age of 94, was one of the great Cuban musicians of all time. A pianist with his own style, bandleader, arranger, composer and mentor to his son Chucho Valdés, he had … Read more »

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