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  • program September 29, 2016

    Carnival In Brooklyn

    Every September, millions of people celebrate Carnival in Brooklyn. From the pre-dawn J’ouvert bacchanal in the streets, to the intense Panorama steel pan competition, to the massive Labor Day Parade on Eastern Parkway, Central Brooklyn is transformed into a Caribbean … Read more »

  • blog September 1, 2016

    Dispatch From Haiti: A Fét Champét With Klass

    Take a look at the two schedules pictured above—both showing dates in the month of August—and you will see some similarities. The one on the left shows Port Salut on Aug. 5, just a day after the same listing on … Read more »

  • blog August 29, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Haiti 101, Part Three–Tabou Combo

    This edition of “Best of The Beat” is inspired by the upcoming free concert by the legendary Haitian band Tabou Combo at New York’s Lincoln Center on Thurs., Sept. 1. The feature story by eminent ethnomusicologist and Haitian music authority … Read more »

  • botb August 16, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Haiti 101, Part Two–Compas! Compas! Compas!

    The second installment of The Beat’s in-depth introduction to the popular music of Haiti surveys the tidal wave of activity coming from a new generation of youth bands, called mini-jazz, in the 1960s through the early ‘80s, when the advent … Read more »

  • blog August 9, 2016

    Haitian Broadcasters Find A Way to Be Heard in Brooklyn

    This piece was originally posted on There is a stretch of Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn that has a Haitian radio station on every block—Radio Soleil, Radyo Pa Nou, Triomphe, Omega, Independans. Some sport bright awnings like the neighboring beauty salons … Read more »

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