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  • blog September 18, 2015

    Afropop Exclusive Mix: Afro-Venezuela

    We’re back with another installment in our Afropop exclusive mixtape series! This one comes courtesy of Ricardo Vergara, who put together a mix of some terrific Venezuelan music in styles ranging from the African influenced tambor to the folk styles … Read more »

  • blog July 2, 2015

    Afropop Exclusive Mix: DJ Mundi’s Champeta Mix

    Oakland, CA-based DJ Mundi has a deep knowledge and appreciation for everything from electro-chaabi to bhangra and ragga-cumbia. For our exclusive mix series, he has put together a mix that delves into the fascinating history of champeta, the Afro-Colombian genre that blasts from colorful … Read more »

  • blog April 15, 2014

    Rare Colombian Gems on New Sounds and Colours Comp

    Sounds and Colours, the magazine that has brought us so much impressive coverage of South American music (among other things), just dropped an especially exciting volume. The Rarezas Colombianas Mixtape was compiled by drummer and percussionist Pedro Ojeda. Ojeda has … Read more »

  • interview December 3, 2011

    Interview with Peter Wade

    Simon Rentner, Afropop Worldwide’s newest producer, had the pleasure of interviewing Professor Peter Wade, author of the book “Music, Race and Nation: Música Tropical in Colombia.” This book is a “must read” for any Colombian ethnomusicologist – or anyone interested … Read more »

  • interview September 15, 2007

    Interview: TM Scruggs 2007

    Lea esta entrevista en español Venezuela: The Rise of Afro-Venezuelan Music to the Present Day Hugo Chávez Era Venezuela has the longest Caribbean coastline of any nation, and yet the vibrant African musical heritage thriving along that coast has been … Read more »

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