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  • blog January 27, 2017

    Photo Essay: Sacred Musical Spaces in Western Cuba

    Here are some shots of artists featured in our program, Cuban Counterpoint of Tobacco and Sugar: A Musical Road Trip to Sacred Sites in Western Cuba. The show was produced by Ned Sublette in the course of conducting music seminars … Read more »

  • hip-deep January 26, 2017

    Cuban Counterpoint of Tobacco and Sugar: Sacred Musical Spaces in Western Cuba

    Borrowing the title from Cuban polymath Fernando Ortiz, producer Ned Sublette takes a group of travelers, including you, to multiple sites in western Cuba to analyze the musical impact of what Ortiz called the “Cuban counterpoint” of tobacco and sugar. … Read more »

  • blog December 30, 2016

    Tribute to African Music Producer Ibrahima Sylla

    Afropop Worldwide commemorates the pre-eminent African music producer and visionary Ibrahima Sylla, who died three years ago on Dec. 30. For some unknown reason we neglected to note his passing at the time, but to correct the record, we here … Read more »

  • interview March 24, 2016

    Luis Bran Interview

    The interviews, with Sendero/El Almacén co-principals Luis Bran and Liliam Cedeño, were conducted Jan. 15, 2016, at Luis’ home in Matanzas, Cuba. I spent two and a half weeks there studying Matanzas-style batá drumming with Idalberto (Puchito) Pérez, the musical … Read more »

  • blog May 11, 2015

    Video Premiere! Daymé Arocena’s “Madres”

    Daymé Arocena is a promising young voice, emerging from the talent-packed music scene of Havana. Check out our new show “Music in a Changing Cuba” to hear just how thriving the country’s historically vibrant musical landscape remains. Daymé is just 22, … Read more »

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