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  • blog January 7, 2014

    The Afropop Guide to APAP

    APAP, the annual global performing arts conference and marketplace, now in its 57th year, starts on Wednesday January 8th and lasts until Monday the 13th. If you live in New York, the amount of great live music is often overwhelming … Read more »

  • review July 1, 2011

    Jamm

    In order to make this album reach far beyond his home in Senegal, the singer, drummer and guitarist construes beautiful pieces of music from rhythms of all corners of Africa and the Americas. They carry a powerful message of peace … Read more »

  • review June 14, 2011

    Tangible

    Don’t be alarmed if Pedro Luis Ferrer’s name doesn’t ring a bell. Despite being a beloved songwriter in his native Cuba, renowned for his social and political criticism, the number of albums he’s released there stands at a meager three, … Read more »

  • review April 28, 2011

    Una Y Otra Vez

    Una Y Otra Vez is Sergent Garcia’s musical discovery of Colombia and a crazy patchwork of Caribbean rhythms, pop and hip hop. The result of a trip around the country and collaborations with some of its hottest acts, the record … Read more »

  • review November 1, 2010

    AfroCubism

    Even without its novel-like back story, Afrocubism is a project of insane ambition.  Cuba’s Eliades Ochoa (tres, cuatro, vocals), as well as Malian maestros Djelimady Tounkara (guitar), Toumani Diabaté (kora), Bassekou Kouyaté (ngoni), and Kasse Mady Diabaté (vocals) all lead … Read more »

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