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  • hip-deep May 11, 2017

    La Bamba: The Afro-Mexican Story

    Much has been made of Mexico’s rich Spanish and indigenous heritage, but until recently, there’s been little talk of Mexico’s so-called “Third Root”:  Africa. Africans came to Mexico with the Spanish as soldiers and slaves – so many that by … Read more »

  • blog May 8, 2017

    Labess Explores North African-Latin Fusion

    At last month’s Atlantic Music Expo in Cape Verde, we met Nedjim Bouizzoul, guitarist, singer, songwriter and leader of the band Labess. After growing up in Algeria, Nedjim relocated to Montreal, Canada at age 18 and has released three albums … Read more »

  • review April 14, 2017

    Bennu

    Good music has the power to transport. Especially on the dance floor, the right soundtrack can make you close your eyes, leave everything behind and travel to new places. The new album Bennu from Wonderwheel delivers this type of experience. … Read more »

  • review March 3, 2017

    Baile Bucanero

    Ondatropica is a multi-generational, multi-genre Colombian music collective aimed at breaking down borders between urban and rural, folk and pop, past and present, cumbia and just about everything else. The project’s self-titled debut double CD won widespread praise in 2012. … Read more »

  • review January 12, 2017

    Rumbo A Tierra

    Audio-visual collective Systema Solar has been energizing audiences in Colombia and worldwide since it formed in 2006 to perform at the Medellín Biennal, a show that thrust it before of an audience of 4,000 with barely a month to prepare. … Read more »

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